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Great white numbers on the decline

February 12, 2018

New shark research shows the great white shark population of New Zealand is lower than expected.

The study estimates the total number of adults in the eastern population at just 750 and only 5,460 juvenile great white sharks.

This area includes New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and some of the south Pacific.

Scientists from the Department of Conservation (DoC) and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) contributed to the study.

They provided genetic samples from white sharks tagged near Stewart Island, Chatham Islands and the New Zealand mainland, and from sharks accidentally caught by fishers.

Great white sharks are absolutely protected in New Zealand waters and if people accidentally catch one they must release it immediately alive and unharmed, and are required to notify DoC.

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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1

We should save theses creachers

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This is a nice shark

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why are people trying to catch that shark it is sad that is so mean

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why are people trying to catch this shark when it was already beaten up so badly

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why there are more then adults

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how can we help

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Noooo that’s sooooo sad πŸ˜” 😞 😒

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that was cool well done

10

great article lets save the GW

11

really good article,lets try and help as many great white sharks

12

this article is good that shark looks lit but quiet weird

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i love sharks

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nooooooooooooo

15

So glad!
Great white sharks are the deadliest but also sad at the same time!

16

when did this happen?
it is very interesting.
Also when did you publish this???

17

That is so sad πŸ™ Although they eat innocent people when they go swimming It is still sad D:

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wow this amazed me to see this

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sharks are awesome and amazing 2

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i love great white sharks

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Noooo people will get bitten maybe not if they r lucky