Armed with the longest audio of killer whales recorded in Australian waters, WA researchers hope to test the long-held theory that orcas' calls deter great white sharks.
This photo shows the scale of the massive great white shark tagged twice by Fisheries Department officers near Albany late last month.
The Department of Fisheries says expanding WA's shark monitoring network to Albany is already showing benefits after the biggest great white tagged off Australia was detected six times in an hour off Middleton Beach this week.
Surfing legend Kelly Slater always enjoys himself in WA for the Margaret River Pro - but did he get a bit too close to a shark during his latest visit?
Fisheries officers and police raided properties linked to shark cull protesters yesterday over claims Marine Response Unit activists sabotaged drum lines off Cottesloe.
Fisheries officers have seized equipment from anti-shark kill protesters after drum lines off Perth were allegedly tampered with.
Anti-shark kill protesters who claim to have pulled up a drum line off Cottesloe and dumped it on the beach each face a fine of up to $25,000.
State Govt vows to seek new Federal approval to kill protected sharks to ensure baited drum lines can be set next summer.
The fight against WA's controversial shark kill policy will continue, despite the state's Environmental Protection Authority ruling out an assessment.
Shark drum lines were regarded by the State Gov-ernment as an important public safety program and legal proceedings would not be allowed to interfere with the policy, the Supreme Court was told yesterday.
Tony Abbott says he fully backs Colin Barnett's shark cull and would love to surf if he can find time during the WA Senate election campaign.
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