Great white shark breeding numbers in Australia revealed

January 4th, 2021

The Courier Mail, Other, 29/12/2020, Jane Hansen
New research has revealed how many great white sharks reproduce each year off the east coast of Australia and challenges the claims by fishers and surfers that their numbers are increasing. But the study also found great whites born since protection in 1999 are now becoming mature and able to breed, promising an increase in numbers in the near future. In 2018 the CSIRO estimated that there were between 470 and 1030 adult white sharks, and when juveniles were included the number rose to between 2909 and 12,802 sharks, Now new research from the University of Queensland estimates between 206 and 252 great white sharks successfully reproduce each year.

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