Today in Shark News

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A shark sighting on New Year’s Day sends hundreds of swimmers at Australia’s Bondi Beach fleeing to safety and away from the water.
Local media reported that a surf patrol boat was on a routine surveillance when the life guards saw a large shark at approximately 4:00 pm local time (0500 GMT).
A shark alarm was sounded to warn swimmers to get out of the water, and some tourists said they were frightened by the experience.

(Source: ntdtv.org)

Out of Australia today comes another incredible story about a surfer who was out minding his own business on the waves when out of nowhere came a shark! It’s usually the surfers you hear about getting attacked, because they are among the few with the guts enough to be out that far in the ocean where god knows what is lurking … and the guts to know exactly what to do if that happens. The 29-year-old survivor of this recent shark attack could have lost a lot more than a few fingers and some bite-marked shaped flesh if he had not done what he did out there off Macquarie, north of Sydney.

(Source: thestir.cafemom.com)

PERTH, Australia (CNN/NETWORK TEN) - Cameras were rolling as a group of sharks went on a feeding frenzy along Australia’s West Coast. 

Beaches shut down as more than a dozen tiger sharks circled just feet from shore.

Up to 16 tiger sharks fed off a dolphin carcass around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday — just 20 meters from one of Perth’s most popular beaches.

(Source: cbs42.com)

Shark Ruins Fishing Trip

(Source: MSN)


"When I saw the shark I couldn’t get in the water fast enough to get some pictures. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing up close. This mako was audacious, bordering manic.
"At one point I had a great white and a mako circling for the tuna bait. The mako literally browbeat away a great white, and not just any great white shark, but a very large, dominant male — maybe six times her mass and twice her size. It was amazing."

"When I saw the shark I couldn’t get in the water fast enough to get some pictures. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing up close. This mako was audacious, bordering manic.

"At one point I had a great white and a mako circling for the tuna bait. The mako literally browbeat away a great white, and not just any great white shark, but a very large, dominant male — maybe six times her mass and twice her size. It was amazing."

Think golf’s too boring a game? Then get down to Australia, slick, and play the Carbrook Golf Club in Queensland. The water hazard there features up to 30 real live sharks.

The sharks were thought to be a myth for many years, but as you can see, that’s no myth. Club officials speculate that the bull sharks, some of which are estimated at up to 10 feet long, washed into the lake during a flood in the early 1990s.

(Source: Yahoo!)

Another shark rescue! This time it was a great white in Southeastern Australia, and it was a successful rescue.

(Source: blogs.sacbee.com)