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10 amazing shark pictures

Posted on August 14, 2014 by Jess Macleod

Did you know that scientists can determine the age of a shark by counting the rings that form on its vertebra? Much the same as you can count the rings on a tree to tell its age. [1]

Enjoy our gallery below. 

White SharkGrosser Weisser Hai

© Ralf Kiefner / Greenpeace

© Vic DeLeon
© lwpkommunikacio


© oscarferm

White SharkGrosser Weisser Hai

© Greenpeace / Ralf Kiefner


© Vic DeLeon

© lwpkommunikacio

© Nate Shark

© Greg Grimes

© Barry Peters

Sharks are amazing but they are under threat.  A brutal and misguided mass cull of sharks was trialled in 2014 in Western Australia. The West Australian Government is seeking to extend this cull for another three years, despite hundreds of sharks dying and no conclusive evidence culls protect humans. Sign our petition today to tell WA Premier Colin Barnett you don’t support this senseless attack:

[1]Campana, S.E. 2001. Accuracy, precision and quality control in age determination, including a review of the use and abuse of age validation methods. J. Fish. Biol. 59:197-242.

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Jess Macleod is a Content Creator at Greenpeace Australia Pacific.
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