Grey Nurse Sharks hang out off the NSW coast.
Grey Nurse Sharks are known as Raggy Tooth Sharks in South Africa and Sand Tiger Sharks in the US.
They are endangered in Australia, particularly in New South Wales waters yet the government has only made a half hearted attempts to protect the species.
This shot is taken at Fish Rock, a known GNS aggregation site. While I was diving here several boats were fishing in this “protected” site (couple of hundred meter radius)…protecting = no anchoring for the fishing boats…..a joke!
If there is a happy story for the GNS, its that public awareness of its plight is growing and that has to be a good thing.
This shot also features in one of my calendar’s