Saving the Scalloped Hammerhead

Sunday, 12 November 2023 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Scalloped Hammerheads.

Scalloped Hammerhead sharks are found all over the world, but very little is known about them. So when researcher Andrea López from the University of Western Australian discovered large schools of Scalloped Hammerheads in a marine park near Perth, it was an opportunity to learn more about this endangered species.

Remarkably, even though the Scalloped Hammerhead is considered at risk of extinction, it is still legal to hunt it in Australian waters — even in marine parks. In this episode, we chat to Andrea about what needs to change to protect this amazing species.

Image: Kris-Mikael Krister

Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.


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