Endangered Hammerhead Sharks Killed on Drum Line in Great Barrier Reef

  • 6 years ago

Endangered and harmless scallop hammerhead sharks were found dead on Queensland government-operated drum lines in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on August 8, with footage showing one of the sharks hooked to the line through its nose.This footage was released by the Humane Society International Australia and Australian Marine Conservation Society, and was recorded at Radical Bay, Magnetic Island.In a press release the groups said that they “stand united in recrimination of the QLD Government’s approach to shark control, and its use of out-dated, cruel and ineffective measures”. Credit: HSI Australia/Australian Marine Conservation Society via Storyful