Fewer sharks off east coast
SHARK populations off the east coast of Australia have plummeted in the past 55 years with some species – such as great whites and hammerheads – dropping by 92 per cent, new research shows.
The shark study researchers were unable to pinpoint what had caused such a dramatic drop in shark numbers over the past half-century.
But they’re confident it’s related to overfishing.
Whatever the reason, the researchers say that steps must be taken soon to conserve shark populations before it’s too late.