Grey Nurse Sharks: Why Meeting Them was on my Bucket List
For those travelling the South East Coast of Australia, these are actions we can do to help they Grey Nurse Sharks a bit (from the Department of the Environment – Government of Australia):
- Remove any rubbish or fishing gear that you see in the water or on the beach (note: I did try this one as per my new commitment… but the spot where we watched the sunset from the beach was very clean! :)
- Refrain from fishing in Grey Nurse Shark areas
- If diving, report any tagged Grey Nurse Sharks to New South Wales Fisheries or the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency
- If fishing, report any Grey Nurse Sharks accidentally caught to New South Wales Fisheries or the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency
- Contact the Threatened Species Network in your state and participate in volunteer work
- Learn more about threatened species and their habitats.
I recommend double checking you are covered for scuba diving by your travel insurance to avoid bad surprises if an incident happens. If you don’t have travel insurance, you may be interested in reading more about DAN and WorldNomads*.
What about you? Would you swim with grey nurse sharks? What’s the most impressive wild animal you’ve encountered?
I usually camp when I visit Byron Bay. If you don’t like camping, you’ll find many accommodation options near the town centre. Byron Bay is a popular stop on Australia’s East Coast so if you want to stay in a hotel, don’t wait until the last minute to book your room. Click here to see availabilities*.
Where is Julian Rocks?
Julian Rocks is 2.5 kilometres from Byron Bay shore, in New South Wales. It takes approximately 2 hours to drive from Brisbane to Byron Bay.
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Eloise lives in Brisbane (Australia), but you won’t find her often in the city. When she is not disconnected underwater or in a national park, she loves sharing her travel tips and inspiring her readers to take care of our beautiful planet. She considers every weekend as a two-day holiday break. Her approach: you don’t always need to go far to travel. Still, she also enjoys exploring the world and discovering new cultures. Eloise is originally from France and, before moving to Brisbane, she lived in Sydney, Istanbul and England.