Authorities are searching for the killer(s) of two endangered grey nurse sharks found dumped in Port Stephens beach Australia. Diver Rob Stewart and his son found the remains of a 6 foot long nurse shark on the southern end of Box beach. Around 50 feet away a second shark was found, both had bullet holes in their heads. More than likely they were killed using a bang stick/power head. A device on the end of a pole with a shotgun shell or bullet, that fires on impact. They were popular in the seventies as protection from sharks.
Since nurse sharks are docile unless harassed, it appears to be a senseless killing. The Department of Primary Industry has taken possession of the bodies for testing. A spokeswoman for the department said it is illegal to catch, keep, sell, buy, harm or possess a grey nurse shark with out a permit. Penalties can include up to two years imprisonment and up to a $220, 000 fine.