Shark encounters off WA coast more than double over summer, autumn

Shark encounters off WA coast more than double over summer, autumn

Updated April 29, 2018 10:02:46 Photo: There were two shark attacks in one day near Gracetown this month, ending the Margaret River Pro. (ABC News: Charlotte Hamlyn) Shark attacks and encounters off the coast of WA have more than doubled over summer and autumn, statistics show, with the state’s South …

Cronulla beats Penrith 26-22 at Shark Park, as the Eels produce a breakthrough win over Manly

Cronulla beats Penrith 26-22 at Shark Park, as the Eels produce a breakthrough win over Manly

Updated April 22, 2018 18:43:42 Photo: Cronulla overcame a late charge from the Panthers to win at home in the final game of round seven. (AAP: Daniel Munoz) A battered and bruised Cronulla Sharks have shaken off a mounting injury toll to ignite their season with a 26-22 NRL upset …

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Shark attacks and Margaret River Pro debate leave WA Government in a spin

Updated April 21, 2018 09:57:43 Video: Social media posts on quokkas, sharks draw contrasting WA tourism claims (ABC News) Tourism Minister Paul Papalia was keen to laud the benefits of the international exposure from tennis champion Roger Federer’s quokka selfie earlier this year, trumpeting it as an all-time marketing coup. …

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Fears Margaret River Pro cancellation due to dual shark attacks could lead to tourism wipeout

Updated April 19, 2018 12:47:44 Photo: Margaret River’s Jacob Willcox ousted the former world champ at last year’s Margaret River Pro. (Supplied: WSL/Matt Dunbar) The cancellation of a world surfing event in Western Australia’s South West has disappointed local surfers and worried residents, who are concerned about the region’s reputation …

Kelly Slater issues WA shark warning as Margaret River Pro surfing row deepens

Kelly Slater issues WA shark warning as Margaret River Pro surfing row deepens

Updated April 19, 2018 18:17:31 Photo: Kelly Slater says the two WA shark attacks on Monday may be a precurser to a “larger issue”. (Source: WSL/Poullenot) Champion US surfer Kelly Slater has warned about increased shark activity off WA’s South West coast as the state’s Tourism Minister took a swipe …

Margaret River Pro surfing event cancelled after shark attacks near Gracetown

Margaret River Pro surfing event cancelled after shark attacks near Gracetown

Updated April 18, 2018 10:46:35 The Margaret River Pro surfing competition has been cancelled by organisers due to safety concerns following two shark attacks near Gracetown on Monday. The event had been suspended yesterday due to poor conditions, but in a statement this morning World Surf League CEO Sophie Goldschmidt …

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Shark attacks near Gracetown reignite drumline debate as ministers clash over funding

Updated April 17, 2018 15:46:33 Video: A great white shark is captured, tagged and then released off Forster. (Video supplied Department of Primary Industries) (ABC News) The WA Government has thrown up the possibility of a SMART (shark management alert in real time) drumline trial as the state comes to …

Two Margaret River Pro surfers fear for safety after shark attacks near Gracetown

Two Margaret River Pro surfers fear for safety after shark attacks near Gracetown

Updated April 17, 2018 13:29:01 Video: Second man attacked by shark in WA’s South West (ABC News) Two of the world’s top surfers say they do not feel comfortable competing in Western Australia’s Margaret River region in the wake of two shark attacks that happened just hours and a few …

Man attacked by shark near Margaret River Pro bodysurfed to shore | Environment

A man who was bitten by a shark while surfing off Western Australia‚Äôs south coast managed to bodysurf back to shore before his friends used a board rope as a tourniquet to stem his bleeding. The 37-year-old man was bitten on the lower leg at Cobblestones beach in Gracetown, near …

Man attacked by shark near Gracetown in WA’s South West

Man attacked by shark near Gracetown in WA’s South West

Updated April 16, 2018 12:05:49 Photo: The man is being flown to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries. (ABC News: Anthony Pancia) A man in his 30s has been bitten by a shark near Gracetown in Western Australia’s South West, putting on hold the nearby Margaret River Pro international surfing …