Debate continues over Gold Coast shark nets

Great White Shark Gerald Schombs/Unsplash

CRYSTAL FOX AND ROSE MANSON The use of controversial shark nets to reduce the chances of shark attacks on Gold Coast beaches continues to cause debate, with many believing the nets are too much of a danger to other marine animals.   The … [Read more...]

NSW surf towns say ‘no’ to shark nets

Grey Nurse shark caught in net

TOM ROBERTS Following a drop in community support for shark nets on the NSW North Coast and the state government’s decision last month not to carry out a third shark net trial, experts and residents are looking to alternative technologies to keep … [Read more...]

Amazing whale encounter on the Gold Coast

CARLY MADSEN Guests on board a Whale Watching tour experienced a rare up close encounter with whales in waters off the Gold Coast this week. Matt Brown from Gold Coast Adventures was on board the boat for this incredible encounter. The … [Read more...]

Experts say shark nets put whales at risk

LUCINDA KENT The Department of Fisheries says the use of shark nets along the Queensland coast is justified, despite whales getting caught in them. An endangered humpback whale was caught in shark nets off Noosa on the Sunshine Coast earlier … [Read more...]