Sunday, May 26, 2013

How many GWS in California?


And I cite.
George H. Burgess, curator of the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File, is among nine scientists nearing completion on a separate census study that will show that there are more than 2,000 adult and sub-adult white sharks off Central California
That study is expected to be submitted for review by state and federal regulators. 

Chris Lowe, a professor of marine biology at Cal State Long Beach who has been conducting state and federally permitted white shark research since 2002, said, "The growth of the great white shark population is the most stunning recovery of a marine fish species we have."
Article here.

It's exactly like I said in the yearly re-cap: those numbers of only a few hundred GWS are bad science and will be reviewed, and listing them on ESA and CESA is unnecessary and a total waste of money!
Oceana - once again, not impressed!

To be continued no doubt!

1 comment:

Angelo Villagomez said...

I call shenanigans on the recovery being the most stunning recovery of all time. Recovery, yes. Greatest of all time? Hardly.