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Sharks

  1. Orca scare test for sharks

    Orca scare test for sharks

    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.

  2. Whale 'lures' sharks off Albany

    Whale 'lures' sharks off Albany

    This photo shows the scale of the massive great white shark tagged twice by Fisheries Department officers near Albany late last month.

  3. Tagged monster cruises off Albany

    Tagged monster cruises off Albany

    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.

  4. Is that a shark in the wave with Kelly Slater?

    Is that a shark in the wave with Kelly Slater?

    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?

  5. Shark protest raids

    Shark protest raids

    Fisheries officers and police raided properties linked to shark cull protesters yesterday over claims Marine Response Unit activists sabotaged drum lines off Cottesloe.

  6. Fisheries seize tampered drum lines

    Fisheries seize tampered drum lines

    Fisheries officers have seized equipment from anti-shark kill protesters after drum lines off Perth were allegedly tampered with.

  7. Hefty fine flagged for shark protest

    Hefty fine flagged for shark protest

    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.

  8. WA to seek shark-kill approval for next year

    WA to seek shark-kill approval for next year

    State Govt vows to seek new Federal approval to kill protected sharks to ensure baited drum lines can be set next summer.

  9. Shark fight continues despite EPA ruling

    Shark fight continues despite EPA ruling

    The fight against WA's controversial shark kill policy will continue, despite the state's Environmental Protection Authority ruling out an assessment.

  10. Drum lines for public safety, court told

    Drum lines for public safety, court told

    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.

  11. PM backs Barnett shark cull

    PM backs Barnett shark cull

    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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