Put some bite into Fathers Day

COFFS Coast mums took the bait but will our dads sink their teeth into this novel idea?

Last Mother's Day the Nature Conservation Council of NSW encouraged people to give their mum's a gift with bite, offering the chance to adopt a critically-endangered grey nurse shark.

Back in May two Coffs Coast mum's told the Advocate they would be happy to be 'given' a shark.

Now you have a chance to let your dad identify with these powerful predators.

Each shark 'parent' will receive an adoption certificate, the opportunity to name their shark and register it on a website, a CD, poster and even a grey nurse shark temporary tattoo.

The $75 cost goes towards protecting the dwindling East Coast population.

“The grey nurse shark is critically endangered,” a spokesperson for the Nature Conservation Council of Australia said.

“It poses no real threat to humans but we are the cause of its declining numbers.

“With less than 500 individuals surviving off the east coast of Australia, the grey nurse shark is in urgent need of protection.”



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