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Fijian sharks encourage new research

News item submitted by Frontier
News item dated 8 Dec 2008


Frontier volunteers have been diving at the Nigali Passage, Fiji, known to be one of the great diving spots in the South Pacific. It is home to many species of shark, however, one species in particular has been generating a lot of interest within camp - the grey reef shark.

Viewing up to twenty sharks at one time, the team has collected photographs allowing identification of different individuals. Many of the identified residents are heavily pregnant leading to thoughts that this could be a local maternity area for the grey reef shark.

Since there is limited published research on the maternity behaviour of sharks, the Fiji project hope to continue further research to discover more about this species' lifecycle.

Read more about conserving marine life in Fiji