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Migaloo the great white whale spotted off Australian east coast

Migaloo the great white whale spotted off Australian east coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Famous albino whale is with at least four other whales as part of seasonal migration of humpbacks to warmer waters
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Search for the snubfin dolphin

Search for the snubfin dolphin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
One of the great scientific surprises in recent times is how an inshore dolphin with a melon-shaped head and smiley mouth was discovered as Australia's first endemic species of dolphin as recently as 2005.
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Giant Crocodile Devours a Shark as Tourists Look On

Giant Crocodile Devours a Shark as Tourists Look On | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On what otherwise might have been an average excursion through Australia's Kakadu National Park, tourists were treated to an epic battle between two of nature's most ferocious predators, a crocodile and a shark. There's no saying just
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Massive Great White Shark Spotted Off Australian Beach

A massive 16-foot great white shark was seen swimming close to the shore of a western Australian beach and was possibly attracted by the smell of a nearby dying humpback whale.

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The Tragic Fall of Sharks

The Tragic Fall of Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of Australians have been gathering across various beaches in Western Australia (WA) to protest the Australian government’s “Catch and Kill” program.
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Watch brave scuba divers save a choking shark [VIDEO]

Watch brave scuba divers save a choking shark [VIDEO] | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Australian scuba divers courageously saved a shark from a cord that was strangling it -- the nurse shark's neck was wrapped in an elastic cord that was cutting into its gills. The divers brought th
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Man fined almost $20,000 for bludgeoning shark

Man fined almost $20,000 for bludgeoning shark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Sydney man who herded a great white shark into shallow waters with his boat before it was bludgeoned on the head with a metal pole has been ordered to pay almost $20,000.
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How to avoid shark attacks without killing sharks - Conservation

How to avoid shark attacks without killing sharks - Conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Western Australia recently began a culling program to mitigate shark attacks. Research shows that other strategies are better for both sharks and swimmers.
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Sharks with frickin' tweets set off alerts for swimmers — but how much good will they do? - NBC News.com

Sharks with frickin' tweets set off alerts for swimmers — but how much good will they do? - NBC News.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of sharks have been equipped with transmitters to trigger Twitter alerts when they get close to Western Australia's popular...
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HMAS Perth: WWII warship grave stripped by salvagers

HMAS Perth: WWII warship grave stripped by salvagers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Survivors, historians and Defence personnel have been horrified to discover that the wreck of HMAS Perth, which was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, is being destroyed by commercial salvagers in Indonesian waters.
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Time to be honest about the reality of shark attacks

Time to be honest about the reality of shark attacks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WITH the tragic death of Chris Boyd in Western Australia this week, once again the media is abuzz with the politics of shark attacks.
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Trapit Shark kills surfer off Western Australia, authorities say

Trapit    Shark kills surfer off Western Australia, authorities say | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark kills surfer off Western Australia, authorities say
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News - What mystery super-predator devoured a 3-m long Great White Shark? It could be an even bigger shark! - The Weather Network

News - What mystery super-predator devoured a 3-m long Great White Shark? It could be an even bigger shark! - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Based on what researchers believe killed a massive Great White Shark off the coast of Australia, it may be time to abandon the water altogether.
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Australia’s Mad Plan to Dredge and Dump in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Australia’s Mad Plan to Dredge and Dump in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Late last year, the Australian government approved a plan to expand a coal terminal at Abbot Point in Queensland, one of five major ports along the Great Barrier Reef coastline. The project involves dredging approximately 5 million tons of sediment from the seabed to deepen the port. The resulting material...
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Coral bleaching - YouTube

Coral bleaching occurs when corals get too hot. Bleached corals are essentially sick corals and although they can recover, if temperatures are too warm for t...
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A shark cull divides a nation

A shark cull divides a nation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Western Australia has introduced a programme to cull sharks, after several fatal attacks. But it's a divisive policy with many critics.
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Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters

Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world’s second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
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Sea Shepherd Australia :: Sea Shepherd Ambushed in Night Attack While Governments Do Nothing

Sea Shepherd Australia :: Sea Shepherd Ambushed in Night Attack While Governments Do Nothing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world
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Shark cull: 80% of Australians opposed, poll finds

Shark cull: 80% of Australians opposed, poll finds | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Most Australians don't fear shark attacks, feel safe in the sea and don't support killing sharks to make beaches safer.
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Fishermen declare war on Cape York sea pirates, backed by Chinese crime gangs, who are plundering Great Barrier Reef

Fishermen declare war on Cape York sea pirates, backed by Chinese crime gangs, who are plundering Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PIRATES are pillaging the tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an illegal fishing blitz backed by Chinese-organised crime syndicates.
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10 Tips for Seeing the Most While You Scuba Dive | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

10 Tips for Seeing the Most While You Scuba Dive | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The best way to see any dive site is with a guide who knows the area and the native wildlife or coral formations in the area. Don’t be afraid to ask them about the site or tell them what you are interested in.

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Japanese whaling fleet heads for annual Antarctic hunt

Japanese whaling fleet heads for annual Antarctic hunt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed Australia will again monitor Japanese whalers over the new year, as the fleet sails for its annual hunt.
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Shaaark! - Bullsharks

Jacques' main mission in life is to stop sharks eating humans. When Jacques catches a bullshark with some finger-food stuck in his teeth, he reminds him that...
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Pacific countries urged to protect dwindling shark populations - Australia Network News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pacific countries urged to protect dwindling shark populations - Australia Network News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A maritime conservation group is calling on all Pacific countries to ban shark fishing several days after New Caledonia moves to outlaw the practice.
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