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Will the school sharks pup in Pittwater again this summer

By Jayson Semmens, 7th November 2012

Longline sampling of Pittwater Estuary (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) at the end of October showed a lot of sharks are around after the annual winter mass exodus, but as of yet no neonate school sharks. Our fantastic catches of neonates last year gave a hint that the depleted stocks may be recovering, but we need data for multiple years to know if it was just a unusual year. It is only November, so it may be a bit early for the females to come in to pup yet. We will be back out in December, so stay tuned.

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