The private lives of sharks

Chin, Andrew (2017) The private lives of sharks. White Horses, 20.

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Abstract

SHARK. One word evokes such powerful emotions. For a lone surfer off a distant shoreline when the water is murky and the light is failing, it’s the creepy feeling that maybe something isn’t quite right. For a SCUBA diver, it can mean excitement — frantic activity, making sure cameras are set and divers in prime position. For many Aussie reef fishermen, sharks are bastards, pests stealing prized catches. For an Indonesian fishermen, a shark IS the prized catch, where fins and meat mean rice, and if you’re lucky, perhaps part of your son’s school fees. For other Pacific peoples, sharks transcend monetary values. They are ancestors, messengers of the Gods. For these people, sharks are respected and revered for reasons beyond food or money.

Item ID: 52356
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2200-2561
Keywords: shark, surfer, diver, research, conservation, outreach
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Photographs by Thomas Vignaud.

Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2018 23:17
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060801 Animal Behaviour @ 25%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050210 Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge @ 10%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050203 Environmental Education and Extension @ 65%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 25%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage @ 25%
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