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.
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.
Shark Ruins Fishing Trip
"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.
Another shark rescue! This time it was a great white in Southeastern Australia, and it was a successful rescue.
Link to great article discussing the current status of shark culling in eastern Australia, as opposed to the proposed shark cull in Western Australia.
"It makes the wearer appear obnoxious, poisonous or unattractive to the shark, somewhat like a sea snake," said.
Video of a whale being freed from a shark net in Australia.
This is awful news:
CANBERRA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Authorities will hunt and kill great white sharks which pose a threat to swimmers along Australia’s western Indian Ocean coastline under a new plan to protect beachgoers after five deadly attacks in the past year.
Great white sharks have been a protected species in Australian waters for more than a decade, but the latest spate of great white attacks at Western Australian beaches have prompted the government to allow pre-emptive hunts.
Barnett said the his state had recorded only 12 shark fatalities over the past 100 years, but five of those deaths happened over the past year.