Magic Point

Sydney, New South Wales

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Magic Point is a critical shark habitat area for the beautiful Grey Nurse Shark. There are many critical shark habitat areas declared in NSW waters with associated regulations to control fishing. Grey nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. They are a passive species with teeth designed for capturing prey such as fish, squid and crustaceans. The docile grey nurse shark has been speared and fished to the point of extinction throughout Australia. Grey nurse sharks were first listed as a protected fish in NSW in November 1984 in response to concerns over declining populations; it was the first time a shark species had been listed as protected anywhere in the world. In April 2000, the NSW Government upgraded the status of grey nurse sharks to endangered.

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