ScreenWest

Sharks may be smarter than we thought

RESEARCHERS have discovered sharks are not "mindless machines" - they have different personalities.

A team from Macquarie University observed the behaviour of sharks on Australia's east coast and found they had distinct, individual responses when exposed to stress and an unfamiliar environment in trials.

Associate Professor Culum Brown said the results demonstrated sharks were not just mindless machines.

"Just like humans, each shark is an individual with its unique preferences and behaviours," he said.



What's on: Gig guide

What's on: Gig guide

Check out what's going on in the live music scene across the Tweed.

Check out this week's Tweed Link

Check out this week's Tweed Link

Find out what's on council's agenda

Labor promises to rollout protection plan for aged care

Labor promises to rollout protection plan for aged care

NSW Labor will establish an ombudsman service for aged care

Local Partners