By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News:
Australia Shark Count Breaking Records
April 28, 2008 — Australians apparently have a good chance of spotting a shark in the wild, since a new project called the Great Australia Shark Count has thus far determined at least 4,022 sharks swim in waters surrounding the land down under. …
While the project will continue throughout the year, the current most reported shark is the wobbegong [see also here], with 903 sightings. The grey nurse shark follows, with 733, and Port Jackson sharks round out the top three with a count of 519.
Other commonly spotted sharks include the grey reef shark, the whitetip reef shark, whale sharks, the blacktip reef shark, the tiger shark, gill sharks and the toothy great white. So far, participants have recorded 13 great white sightings.
Grey nurse shark video: here.
Ten captive bred wobbegong sharks tagged and released in Sydney: here.
Ningaloo Reef nomination for World Heritage status: here.
Grey nurse shark monitoring project launched in Australia: here.
Tiny Whale shark pup caught and released in the Philippines: here.