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Australia / New Zealand Newswire

Australia's Lifeguards Want More Helicopters for Shark Spotting
Sydney, Australia - Jan 13, 2006 00:00 EST

Australian lifeguards who cleared swimmers from coastal waters this week say they want full-time helicopter patrols to help make the most-popular beaches safer from the threat of shark attacks. Authorities evacuated swimmers from four beaches in New South Wales state, including...
Sophisticated media machine blows whalers out of the water
Sydney, Australia - Jan 13, 2006 00:00 EST

It is a hot battle in one of the world's coldest places, but the real heat is not in the confrontation between Japanese whalers and environmentalists or even the warm cetacean blood spilt for supposed research. The crucial heat is...
Aussie Surfers Don 'Shark Repellant' Sticker; 'The Bull Shark Looks at What it's Attacking'
Sydney, Australia - Jan 12, 2006 00:00 EST

Like the Chinese art form of Feng Shui will protect you from negative energy, the shark repellent sticker aptly named Fang Shooey is said to protect you from the jaws of any shark. The fatal shark attack of a 21-year-old woman...
Aussie Expert: Death by Shark, Jellyfish Avoidable; 'It's the People Surprising the Animal'
Queensland, Australia - Jan 11, 2006 00:00 EST

Two shocking deaths in as many days in waters off Queensland were tragic but avoidable, according to experts. Sarah Whiley, 21, died after being savaged by up to three bull sharks off North Stradbroke Island last Saturday. The shark fatality was the...
Blasted by Water Canons, Whale Rider Defies Japanese Butchers; 'I Could See Her Pain'
Southern Ocean, Australia - Jan 1, 2006 00:00 EST

Among the crew of the Greenpeace ships in the harsh waters of the Southern Ocean he is known as the whale rider. Australian activist Mikey Rosato's defiant action of standing on the back of a harpooned whale has inspired the protesters...
Japanese Whalers, Greenpeace in Square Off in Ocean Battle Over Whales
Canberra, Australia - Dec 22, 2005 00:00 EST

A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels. Greenpeace said that after a month-long search...
Aussie Aquarium Featuring Monster Squid Frozen in 'Permachill'
Melbourne, Australia - Dec 21, 2005 00:00 EST

The crew of a New Zealand fishing trawler were lucky Archi the giant squid was dead when they hauled him up on deck. Ned Land, of Disney fame, was not so lucky when a giant squid attacked him in the 1950s...
Tagged Whale Shark Likely Caught, Eaten in Indonesia
Ningaloo, Western Australia - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

A whale shark tagged with a tracking device off north-west Western Australia is believed to have been caught and eaten in Indonesia. Satellite data has shown the electronic tracking device attached to the seven-and-a-half metre whale shark, off Ningaloo, has been...
Great White Shark Attacks Aussie Bait Boat; 'It was Bloody Huge'
Adelaide, Australia - Dec 5, 2005 00:00 EST

ROBERT Hogg, his son James and a friend have had a terrifying brush with a 4m Great White Shark.rnThe trio were enjoying a "relaxing day in the boat" last week at Middle Beach, about 40km north of Adelaide, when a...
Tiger shark found on Aussie beach with another shark in its mouth
Tannum Beach, Australia - Nov 30, 2005 00:00 EST

Mystery still surrounds the tiger shark. Fortunately, this one doesn't appear to have eaten anything more interesting that the smaller shark protruding from its mouth. But tiger sharks, the garbage guts of the ocean, have been found with handbags, rolls...

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