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.

Chin, Andrew

Title 
Researcher
Phone 
07 4781 486
Email 
andrew.chin@jcu.edu.au

Current activities

 

Background

Project A3 - A national assessment of the status of white sharks

Satellite tracking of white sharks by CSIRO highlights extensive movements between South Australia and north-western Western Australia, and along the east coast including to New Zealand, but limited movements east and west through Bass Strait. Image: CSIRO
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