A drone spots a Great White Shark off Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous beach and is well known for being the great surfing spot that it is. It is less known for shark sightings.
Drone spots Great White Shark off Bondi Beach
It first appears that three to four Bronze Whalers are swimming to the along the shore, but Jason told DMARGE that one of them was actually an almost 10-feet-long Great White Shark.
“I can’t 100% guarantee it but… the nose is pointy and the movement… like I said… [appears to be that of a Great White].”
Jason adds that:
“Any shark other than a Grey Nurse shark I have been informed by [the] council to inform Lifeguards if they become close to beachgoers and especially if they’re amongst the salmon. 50% of surfers stay in if it’s a Bronze Whaler but if it’s a Great White they all get out. The one this morning is not 100% confirmed a Great White but I’m pretty confident it was by the movement. The last time I saw a Great White was back in May last year 2019.”
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A bit of #sharkaction this morning off our beaches. There was around 3 to 4 #bronzewhalers and one possible #whiteshark but it’s really hard to tell when the water is rippled like that but the movement tells me that it’s likely it was. Anyway they’re not our local greynurse , so it was time to notify the #surfers🏄♂️. Remember guys you make the choice to stay in or get out , we’ll just let you know when they’re around 👌 . #sharkspotting #helpcommunity #saveourocean #sharklover #beachsafety
Fortunately, there hasn’t been any unprovoked shark attack in the Sydney regions since 1963 according to this report from 2015.
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