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Cairns Shark Researcher to Test New Tool


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Kelly Burns

Source: Cairns

December 19, 2011

 

"CONSERVING shark species in the deep waters of the Great Barrier Reef is a challenge for shark researcher Cassandra Rigby.

 

The James Cook University PhD student said information on the age, growth and reproduction of deep water sharks was limited - despite half of the world's 1200 species of sharks and rays living in deep water.

 

This information was crucial in conserving populations, but a new tool being developed may be a breakthrough."

 

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