The grey nurse
shark is one of Australia's most endangered marine species after being fished to near-extinction.
The partnership, and outcomes from it, is designed to work with and enhance the excellent work of other state and national groups in protecting the marine environment and species such as the Grey Nurse
According to reports, grey nurse
sharks are critically low in number with estimates of 1,500 found on the east coast of Australia.
The grey nurse
is the only known shark to gulp and store air in its stomach to maintain neutral buoyancy while it is swimming.
She was about 50 yards off shore when attacked by a Grey Nurse
The shark, thought to be a Grey Nurse
, homed in on her as she swam in waist-high water after passing others who were swimming further out.
Raggies - known as sand tigers in the United States and grey nurse
sharks in Australia - spend the winter months of July to November breeding around the shoal.
According to reports, Saunders was attacked by a grey nurse
shark and suffered deep puncture wounds.
The beaches were closed and last night fishermen were forming a hunting party to kill the Grey Nurse
shark, which can grow to 12ft.
sharks have been killed in their thousands over the past two centuries.
A DIVER who claimed he speared a22lb grey nurse
shark in self-defence faces being fined pounds 85,000 for killing an endangered species.
THE ghostly Grey Nurse
of St Thomas's Hospital in London has been seen by doctors, administrators, nurses and patients.