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Rezone marine parks to help conserve sharks (Australia)


A lack of habitat protection is hindering our ability to manage the conservation of endangered open-ocean sharks in Australian waters, according to new research by The University of Western Australia.

The research, published in Global Ecology and Conservation, found that making minor changes to marine parks could make a big difference to mako sharks and many other open-ocean shark species.

Lead author Charlotte Birkmanis, a marine biologist and PhD candidate from UWA’s Oceans Institute and School of Biological Sciences, said sharks were the peak predators of the world’s oceans. MORE

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