Newborn White Shark caught in RussiaHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 13. October 2011
Date: reported on 13. October 2011
Location: Primorye, Russia.
Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ).
Size: said to be 130 cm in length.
The specimen was caught off Popov Island in the ‘Peter the Great Gulf’.
A local scientist says that the capture of the newborn shark indicates
that these waters serve as pupping and nursery grounds for the great white shark.
Last August, three shark attacks occurred in Primorye in less than two weeks (here).
Now the Russian authorities are considering to implement certain shark safety
measures for the next summer season in 2012 ( e.g. the installation of safety nets
off selected beaches ).
Source and Photo Credit: vesti.ru