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It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s a balloon to spy on sharks

State marine biologist Greg Skomal has what the millenial crowd calls F.O.M.O — a fear of missing out.<p>Every day during the summer months that he and …

Port Stephens' picture-perfect blue water is swarming with sharks

A shark breaches at Bennetts Beach. Photo: CSIRO<p>Port Stephens' blue water wonderland isn't just popular with the tens of thousands of tourists who …

Baby whale shark rescued from gillnet in India

Thanks to the work of wildlife officials in India, a baby whale shark that found itself entangled in a gillnet is swimming free. These spotted …

Shark Net Protesters Storm Quik Pro Gold Coast

The planned protest was one of many the group has held since its inception in 2004 by professional free surfer Dave Rastovich and artist Howie Cooke. …

Great white sharks returning to NSW at high speed after exploring interstate

THEY have explored around Kangaroo Island, cruised the west coast and roamed the Bass Strait — but the great whites are heading home in a big hurry.

Fisherman uses broom to protect boat against great white shark; video

On a fishing and research trip targeting yellowtail kingfish, a group of fishermen in Australia found themselves being circled by a great white shark …

Enormous bull shark 'gut hooked' off the coast of New South Wales, Australia

Photo goes viral and starts debate about the ethics of shark fishing.<p>An enormous bull shark caught off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, has …

Shark hazard warnings, drones may be best hope for reducing risk of attack, experts say

Shark warnings and hi-tech solutions such as underwater gliders and overhead drones may prove the best hope of reducing the number of fatal shark …

He lost a leg to a shark. Now he's trying to save the species

A decade ago, Achmat Hassiem and his younger brother were playing the part of drowning swimmers in a routine lifesavers' drill when they spotted a huge dorsal fin speeding toward them in the chilly waters of False Bay, a major habitat of the great white shark.<p>The 16-foot shark was headed for his …

Shark nets: Ballina surfers back in water after confidence-boosting six-month trial

Some want more nets added and for the trial to be made permanent to ensure Nippers remain in big numbers and backpacking surfers keep getting bussed …

A Surfer Is Killed, and Australia Asks: Do More Sharks Need to Die?

SYDNEY, Australia — The state wants to subsidize surfers who buy electromagnetic devices to repel sharks. Other voices insist on deploying nets or hooks to catch and kill them. One hunter has proposed dispatching a rapid-response team on helicopters to “just shoot the shark in the head.”<p>The death …

Paramedic tells of fight to save shark attack victim Laeticia

In the middle of a chaotic, traumatic, heartbreaking scene in the beach car park, my eyes were fixed on Mr Gaughan, the St John Ambulance paramedic: …

17-Year-Old Surfer Dies After Losing Leg in Shark Attack: She 'Died Doing Something That She Loved'

A 17-year-old girl died on Monday following being attacked by a shark while surfing with her father off the southern coast of Western Australia. Her …

Picture of giant shark 'gut hooked' by fisherman fuels culling debate in Australia

A photograph of a huge dead shark towering over the fisherman who “gut hooked” it in Australia has sparked a social media backlash and fuelled debate about whether authorities should conduct a cull.<p>The image of the bull shark, which was caught off Australia’s east coast, was posted on the Facebook …

Caught on Cam: Giant Shark Circles Popular Swimming Spot in Australia

Carla Charlton was enjoying her day when she suddenly spotted a shark swimming around the wharf in Warrnambool, Victoria.