Tiger sharks are big movers

WA research has uncovered extraordinary details about the movements of tiger sharks with evidence suggesting their local range extends thousands of kilometres from Indonesia to Esperance.

Despite common beliefs that tiger sharks are almost exclusively a tropical water species, scientists have found they are capable of travelling vast distances in often colder climates.

The Australian Institute of Marine Science, WA’s Fisheries Department, the University of WA and CSIRO have been carrying out a program aiming to break new ground in the understanding of the species.