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NESP MB Project A14 - Identification of near-shore habitats of juvenile white sharks in Southwestern Australia

University of Tasmania, Australia
Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE), Australian Government
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This record provides an overview of the scope and research output of NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project A14 - "Identification of near-shore habitats of juvenile white sharks in Southwestern Australia". For specific data outputs from this project, please see child records associated with this metadata.

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In early 2018, the CSIRO provided the first estimate of abundance for the southern-western adult white shark. Establishing an estimate of total abundance was not possible due to the lack of information of the juvenile life history stage in south-western Australia. The estimate of adult abundance also included trend (essentially zero or slightly negative), however, it was noted that to confirm the trend, a further decade of sampling would be required. This can be reduced if we identify near-shore habitats where juvenile white sharks from the southern-western population can be readily accessed.

This pilot project will investigate credible anecdotal evidence of juvenile white sharks using near-shore habitat near the head of the Great Australia Bight, and inform future project development steps. The pilot project will include collaboration and the opportunity for capacity building with the Yatala Land Management group. The outcome of this pilot project will inform whether or not to proceed to future (on-water) activities.

Planned Outputs
• Spatial maps showing juvenile white-shark aggregation areas that include Australian marine park boundaries and zoning in jpeg format
• Shapefile of juvenile white-shark aggregation areas provided to ERIN
• High quality and project relevant images (still and video) suitable for communications purposes
• Summary (and images) of opportunistic wildlife observations within the Great Australian Bight Marine Park (Commonwealth waters)
• Final report

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Credit
Russell Bradford (CSIRO), Toby Patterson (CSIRO), Paul Rogers (SARDI), Dirk Holman (DEW, SA)
Credit
National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Marine Biodiversity Hub
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Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Government
Credit
In addition to NESP (DoE) funding, this project is matched by an equivalent amount of in-kind support and co-investment from project partners and collaborators.

Created: 2019-02-04

Data time period: 2019-01-14 to 2020-03-01

133.9,-31.82 133.9,-32.3 131.26,-32.3 131.26,-31.82 133.9,-31.82

132.58,-32.06

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Other Information
(NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Project A14 webpage)

uri : https://www.nespmarine.edu.au/project/project-a14-identification-near-shore-habitats-juvenile-white-sharks-southwestern-australia

(Department of the Environment and Energy NESP website)

uri : http://www.environment.gov.au/science/nesp

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