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A large school of sharks has been discovered off the coast of Australia, leading officials at several Australian beaches to issue safety warnings, according to coverage by Sky News.  

The sharks are thought to be a species called bronze whalers, which have attacked humans in the past.  

The sharks were spotted by a helicopter as they were feeding on a school of baitfish only 600 meters from the shore.  

Beaches near Perth, Australia, were closed due to the frenzy.  

(Source: Business Insider)

Danny Green Slips Away From Tiger Shark Controversy

World boxing champion Danny Green has been let off the hook by Western Australia’s fisheries department after it investigated photos he posted online of a tiger shark caught in waters off Perth.

Green, who holds the IBO World cruiserweight title, caused an uproar on his Facebook page when he uploaded two pictures of himself with the shark, which he said he intended to eat.

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)

Great White Sharks Off Australia's Indian Ocean Coastline To Be Hunted And Killed By Authorities

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.

Two divers are lucky to be in one piece after a frighteningly close encounter with a great white shark off the western coast of Australia last weekend.

(Source: The Huffington Post)


A 24-year-old Australian surfer was killed in a bloody shark attack off Western Australia according to reports from local media outlets.

A 24-year-old Australian surfer was killed in a bloody shark attack off Western Australia according to reports from local media outlets.

The 4m killer, dubbed Brutus by surfers near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth, mauled Ben Linden as he surfed with a mate about 9am yesterday.

Mr Linden, a talented musician and cabinetmaker, was surfing about 200m off an isolated beach when the fatal attack occurred.

(Source: news.com.au)