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There’s no place like home for Australia’s two white shark populations

Australia has two distinct populations of white sharks in the East and West of Australia, showing that while they travel thousands of kilometres through Australia’s oceans, they return to their home region for breeding purposes.

White shark numbers declined in the 20th century and they are now a protected species in Australia. Researchers are purporting a dual approach will be necessary to conserving the species now that they are aware of two distinct groups.

Individual populations of white sharks may also be more susceptible than previously thought to threats including fishing or changes in the local marine environment.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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