Blacktip Reefies vs Surgeonfish!
Love love love this kind of stuff!
Story here - PDF here.
Here in Fiji we may be possibly witnessing something similar - at least, that is our working hypothesis although we're still debating about how to test it. Maybe you remember this paper, and this picture.
It is an old graph of Bull Shark sightings.
In essence, it shows how the Bulls disappear at year end for pupping and
Corkscrew Killer Conspiracy - ad acta!
Remember this stupidity?
Well, the mystery has been solved.
Read this - evidence here.
In all likelihood, the injuries of those Seal pups were caused by cannibalistic adult Grey Seals = likely NOT by a man made object or machine - but by no Shark, either!
Source - click for detail!
And thus, Patric is now free to consecrate his treasured vintage fine, (signed)
Sharks in Fiji - Status Report!
Blacktip Reef Shark - one of the species that is increasingly being targeted for food.
Stellar pic by Ozzie Sam!
So what about Helen's report.
And I cite
So far no significant decrease in coastal shark populations has been
seen, good news for those of us fearing that shark-fin fishing was
continuing to damage shark stocks, but we can only confirm this one way
or the other by