Study estimates 200-plus white sharks breed each year

23 Dec 2020
a shark swims in clear water
A new study involving UQ estimates around 200 to 252 white sharks have babies each year.

A study on the vulnerable white shark has shown that approximately 206 to 252 sharks breed on Australia’s east coast each year.

The joint study involving The University of Queensland, NSW Department of Primary Industries and Stellenbosch University in South Africa has used genomics to estimate the yearly number of "effective breeders" in the white shark population.

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