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Published October 29, 2021 | Version 1.0
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Australian Shark Incident Database

  • 1. Taronga Conservation Society Australia
  • 1. Flinders University
  • 2. NSW DPI
  • 3. Taronga Conservation Society Australia


The Australian Shark-Incident Database (ASID), formerly known as the Australian Shark Attack File (ASAF), quantifies temporal and spatial patterns of shark-human interactions in Australia.

The Australian Shark-Incident Database is a joint partnership with Taronga Conservation Society Australia, along with Flinders University, and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries

Maintained as an uninterrupted record by a few committed Taronga team members since 1984, the File currently comprises > 1000 individual investigations from 1791 to today, making it the most comprehensive database of its kind available.



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