Really pleased to see my Australian Grey Nurse Shark article published recently in the global diving magazine X-Ray.
I have been published many times by X-Ray and I really like the way they lay out what I send them – they are really professional!
The article explains the history of the Grey Nurse shark and how it was relentlessly persecuted in the 1960’s and 1970’s because it was believed to be a man-eater – a perception that was created by it’s large size and fierce looking appearance.
The fact that Grey Nurses aggregate together at certain key locations during the year adds to the myth because those locations are labelled as “shark-infested”…
It also covers the immense amount of work done around Grey Nurse shark conservation including the influence Australian diving icons Ron and Valerie Taylor were able to bring to the table, along with the excellent identification database established by Peter Simpson & Sean Barker at Spot-A-Shark in Sydney.
Peter has took me out to the Magic Point Grey Nurse aggregation site near Maroubra Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs several times and explained what he and Sean are doing to help this is quite special creature.
You can use the link provided to download the X-Ray magazine Australian Grey Nurse Shark Article.