04 Oct Study Provides More Complete Understanding of White Sharks
Previous information gathered about white sharks in Australia and New Zealand was based on a relatively small sample size. This study looked at over 2,800 days of data from 103 immature white sharks. Researchers used Wildlife Computers SPOT tags and Vemco acoustic tags to track sharks from Papua New Guinea to sub-Antarctic waters to Western Australia over 12 years to help weed out any spatial and/or temporal biases. The study provided a more complete understanding of habitat utilization and addressed a key uncertainty in the knowledge informing population management.