Northern River Shark poster

Northern River Shark poster

A poster providing a summary of the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub's research on the Northern River Shark.

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Sibling DNA matches provide key data for white shark population estimates

February 8, 2018

Looking for brothers and sisters among juvenile white sharks has provided the final pieces of information needed to estimate the size of populations in Australian waters.

Project A9 - Grey Nurse Shark population estimate: east coast

Grey Nurse Shark
Grey Nurse Shark. Image: David Harasti, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.

Australia’s east coast Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) population is listed as critically endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The population has undergone a severe reduction in size due to activities such as fishing and shark control programs.

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