BY DAVID LOWE His controversial artworks have made Damien Hirst a staggering £200million fortune. And this week he raked in an eye-watering £9.5MILLION for The Kingdom, a dead tiger shark in a tank of formaldehyde, at a Sotheby’s auction. But the maverick shark hunter who catches the terrifying beasts for Hirst says a prime specimen would normally fetch just £90. The Sun … [Read more...]
Great White Shark Caught & Released… Again.
The Los Angeles Times blogs about the female adolesecent Great White Shark that recently spent an 11-day stint in the glass slammer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA By Veronique de Turenne Remember the great white shark caught off the SoCal coast, moved to an exhibit in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, then released after 11 days because she … [Read more...]
Craig Newman, Australian Shark Hunter
With the recent controversy over the use of shark nets on Australian beaches, this article provides some interesting information on the shark net program and some of the characters that work in the field. GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA It's a trifle chilly but perfect on the Gold Coast and shark catcher Craig Newton greets the day with a grin as he boards his boat ready for the … [Read more...]