Sharks Find Paradise in Tropical Splendor of Marine Park
Author: Jennifer Viegas
July 24, 2012
"A human hunger for shark fin soup, fisheries and other human-related activities threaten sharks worldwide, but researchers have identified one place where sharks appear to rule, living out their lives in tropical splendor.
The location, Cleveland Bay, is a coastal habitat located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia. The bay is home to numerous different shark species, but the study, which will be published in the August issue of Fisheries Research, focused primarily on two: pigeyes (Carcharhinus amboinensis) and spottails (Carcharhinus sorrah).
Sharks at Cleveland Bay are doing so well, according to lead author Danielle Knip, because of the success of two large Conservation Park zones established in the region."
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