WA Shark Cull - Public Assessment!
There are new developments.
For once, this is good news.
As hoped for, there will be a Public Environmental Review of the Shark cull, with a four-week public submission period.
But please, be careful with those submissions!
There will be a formal process (good fact sheet here!) and those dudes are not those maligned politicians but people that generally know what they are
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie!
Diego Cardeñosa inserting a tiny PIT tag for estimating the population size via mark-recapture - source.
We got ourselves another minuscule Bull Shark!
Kudos to Projects Abroad's Shark supremo Diego for having doggedly persevered and finally managed to hit the right combination of habitat, current, temperature and salinity!
May this be the start of many more such exploits?
Remember that redescription of Sharks and Rays?
Try not to be deterred by the pathos - just keep an eye on those Grey Reefies that are recognizable by the black trailing edge of their tails.
Notice those big white tips on the first dorsals?
Those would be those infamous Carcharhinus wheeleri, the (Short Nosed) Blacktail Reef Shark, one of JSD's favorite photographic