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    Paul De Gelder – The Veterans Project

    I met Paul De Gelder in 2010, a year after seeing a story about him being mauled by a bull shark, in Sydney Harbour. An elite navy diver, he was carrying out anti-terrorist exercises early one February morning in 2009, in the waters off Garden Island Naval Base, when a bull shark happened to be […] Read more


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    • Paul De Gelder – The Veterans Project

      I met Paul De Gelder in 2010, a year after seeing a story about him being mauled by a bull shark, in Sydney Harbour. An elite navy diver, he was carrying out anti-terrorist exercises early one February morning in 2009, in the waters off Garden Island Naval Base, when a bull shark happened to be […] Read more

    • Le Grand Blanc

              Francois Sarano, French born and living in France with his wife and children, is a professional diver, author and film maker. With a doctorate in oceanography, he has swum with sharks for almost 30 years, and the great white shark for more than 15 years. He kindly gave me these two […] Read more


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    • Paul De Gelder – The Veterans Project

      I met Paul De Gelder in 2010, a year after seeing a story about him being mauled by a bull shark, in Sydney Harbour. An elite navy diver, he was carrying out anti-terrorist exercises early one February morning in 2009, in the waters off Garden Island Naval Base, when a bull shark happened to be […] Read more

    • Mainstream Journalism vs the shark

      What a disappointing and clichéd opinion piece from Garry Linnell, “How on earth did sharks become the new dolphin? (smh,Oct 7, 2016), where he likens the ‘new movement’ of people who find it ‘cool to love sharks’ are similar to ‘women who write love letters to convicted murders.’ Using the words ‘love’ and ‘flaky’ to […] Read more


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    • Le Grand Blanc

              Francois Sarano, French born and living in France with his wife and children, is a professional diver, author and film maker. With a doctorate in oceanography, he has swum with sharks for almost 30 years, and the great white shark for more than 15 years. He kindly gave me these two […] Read more

    • Lie of The Tiger

            The Tiger Shark is listed as the second most dangerous shark in the sea, after the Great White. But with our growing knowledge of shark behaviour, thanks to scientists, should they really be hallmarked as ‘deadly’ and described as ‘eating anything in their path’, or should we just learn to stay out […] Read more

    • A World Without Science?

      Heading towards a new year, you would hope that our government would be thinking about Australia’s future by improving industry and trade, without causing significant damage to the environment.   Once, baking our bodies in the sun, lying in sunbeds and smoking cigarettes in pubs and clubs, was acceptable. Now we realise, these are dangerous […] Read more

    • The “Stand Up For Nature’ Conference

        I attended a meeting today, held to inspire people to stand up to our current Federal government that is retreating from environmental issues such as climate change and the protection of forests and marine environments, in favour of business interests.   Speakers included Lyndon Schneiders, director of the Wilderness Society, Dr Sylvia Earle, world […] Read more