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!
Several of the sharks in this shot had hooks in their mouths.
Its a big ocean, there has to be a balance (I eat fish), conservation and marine parks are good for the fishermen as well….sustainability is the goal. http://amcs.org.au/
SAY NO TO SHARK FIN SOUP! Walk out of restaurants that serve Shark Fin soup and let them know why!
This image is not sharp, almost grainy, that is intentional.
This shot also features in one of my calendar’s