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A bronze whaler shark. Photo marinebio.org
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It’s been a busy day for shark spotters already, with a pair of bull sharks spotted off Lennox Head, a large whaler shark off Byron’s Main Beach and a smaller whaler shark seen off Tyagarah Beach.

NSW DPI reported that swimmers had to be evacuated from Byron Bay’s Main Beach this morning after a 2.5 metre whaler shark was spotted during a helicopter flyover.

The shark was later seen swimming out to sea.

Further up the Byron coast, the helicopter spotted a 1.8 metre whaler shark heading away from surfers on Tyagarah Beach, almost directly in front of the NPWS car park.

A pair of 1.5 metre bull sharks were spotted about 300 metres north of the Lennox head Surf Club this morning but DPI said there were no water users in the vicinity at the time.

For regular updates, download DPI’s Shark Smart app from the AppStore or Google Play.

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  1. Fingal Headland approx 2 weeks ago a Pied Cormorant was euthanased at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital on entry of bird into the Hospital.

    Bite wound was not from a dog.

    The width of wound injuries – to neck and to rump of bird indicated a large jaw bite.

    Suggesting it was perhaps a shark bite.

    What else are they eating

    Humans next.


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