In the news: Staff Association member Barry Bruce

From the Myall Coast Nota Thursday 14th December 11.

Hawks Nest Waters a shark nursery

THIS comes after two attacks on people by white sharks at Jimmys beach over the last four years and regular shark sightings at Bennetts Beach.

Barry Bruce from CSIRO Marine Research has conducted extensive research on White Sharks in the area and believes the presence of these creatures is no reason to fear an attack.

“In general, the sharks appear to take little interest in surfers or swimmers in these areas,” Mr Bruce said.

Mr Bruce said that the coastal waters off Port Stephens are a seasonal nursery area for white sharks. Read the full article here.