A simple new first-aid technique could help avoid deaths from shark attacks, after eight people were killed in Australia in 2020 alone.
Perth’s defence against the ocean’s top predator is likely to be bolstered this summer, with the installation of the city’s first shark alarms.
Chris Johnson, 34, was diving 7km off the coast at 3 Mile Reef when he came face-to-face with the predator who was eyeing off his catch at 11.20 this morning.
Tim Clarke & Rory Campbell
The Shark Response Unit today confirmed the ‘interaction’ with the massive shark just off the coast of the northern suburbs holiday haven this morning.
The pregnant wife of a surfer killed in a NSW shark attack says her ‘heart aches for our baby who will never get to meet you’.
The vast majority of animals caught in the past year in shark netting off beaches in and around Sydney are not targetted shark species, statistics show.
I reckon the McGowan Government needs to follow in the footsteps of a certain Farmer Wants a Wife bachelor when it comes to solving the State’s skills shortage, and not buckle to pressure and commit.
The 32-year-old has an interesting history with the feared ocean predators.
A man in his 30s who was attacked by a lemon shark while on a fishing charter off a remote Pilbara island is in a stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital.
Albany residents are being encouraged to have their say on shark control measures after recent shark sightings and alerts at local beaches.
Authorities have closed Salmon Beach and are urging people to check shark activity after a surfer was knocked from his board this afternoon.
Those thinking about taking a dip in the Swan have been warned after the same breed of shark which mauled a man in Perth’s southern suburbs earlier this year was spotted 50 metres offshore.
A shark advice warning has been issued for Warren Beach following reports of a whale carcass this afternoon.
WA researchers have uncovered that some rival shark species co-ordinate their coastal hunts in ‘shift work’.
A four metre juvenile whale carcass was reported earlier today near Eagle Bay, sparking a shark advice warning.
Bull sharks may be terrifying predators – but they can make ‘friends,’ according to a new study.
An injured whale calf that died on Lancelin’s beach has prompted authorities to issue a shark alert for the area.
Spear-fisherman Alex Dodds has recounted the moment he came face to face with a massive Great White shark off the Leeman coast, an encounter that saw the beast take a 20cm slice from his leg.
A spear-fisherman has described the moment he watched on as an enormous great white swam up to his best friend and ‘grabbed him by the leg’.
A surfer will be airlifted to Perth after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Leeman, about 300km north of the metropolitan area.
The brave 10-year-old boy who was bitten by a shark while snorkelling at Coral Bay has spoken of the terrifying encounter for the first time.
A 10-year-old boy is recovering after emergency surgery to repair damage from a shark attack at a WA tourist hotspot.
Brianna Dugan and Sarah Steger
A 10-year-old boy is in a stable condition in hospital after he was bitten by a 2m shark while snorkelling at Coral Bay yesterday.
A Coral Bay tour guide has recalled the heart-stopping moment he heard a spear fisherman’s scream for help after a shark bit his son on the foot.
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