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Ancient megashark Victoria's surf coast - fossil find exhib opens today

A jaw-full of mega shark teeth – rare evidence that a shark twice the size of a Great White stalked Australia's ancient waters – is to be unveiled at Melbourne Museum on today, Thursday 9 August. Usually shark teeth are found singly, but this time they have the whole set for the gigantic Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark.

Taking the Bite Out of Jaws: Reducing the public’s fear of sharks

SYDNEY: Just a week after another fatal shark attack in Australia, University of Sydney PhD candidate and shark policy expert Christopher Neff is leading a world-first project to help reduce the public’s fear of sharks.

The Secret Life of Sharks by A. Peter Klimley

This exceptional book about shark behaviour, not only makes personal connections with individuals among schooling sharks, but it explores the sensory field of geomagnetic navigation - in a shark's-view of the world to which we poor humans are blind, deaf and dumb. Seeing as there is a new film out - Shark Water- www.sharkwater.com - which may move people to rethink our own kill instinct, it seems appropriate to review this excellent book which had a similar impact on me.

Jaws 2009 coming soon to your shores

The final version of Jaws dwarfs all the others. This new monster is eating towns up alive. This is not just a battle to the death; this is WAR! In the novel, Jaws, the monster was not really a white pointer shark, it was the property development lobby, which metastasized with the colonisation of a modest fishing town by rich people from other places. Developers drew power from the wealthy tourists and sea-changers. They took over the original fishing town for their own purposes and democracy seemed fatally wounded. Right to the point of the shark (the developers) trying to eat the boat (symbol of the fishing industry which had begun the town). Until an odd bunch of people had the guts to stand up to the big developers.

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