Beach closed after shark sighting 3m tiger

WATERMANS Bay was closed earlier today after a 3m tiger shark was seen lurking 400m offshore.

 

Watermans Bay has been closed after a shark sighting

Watermans Bay has been closed after a shark sighting

The Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter spotted the shark heading west about 11am.
The beach re-opened at noon.
It was the second shark sighting for the day with a 2m hammerhead shark seen at 8am about 7km offshore at the northern end of Garden Island.

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Big shark clears water at St Clair

Shark sightings at St Clair and in Otago Harbour cleared people from the water in Dunedin yesterday.

A 4m shark was spotted at St Clair Point, near the St Clair Salt Water Pool, in the morning.

South Coast Board Riders Association president Mark Stevenson said the shark was seen by a paddle-boarder, who was ”pretty freaked out” because it was longer than his board.

It was seen heading towards the beach and also swam under the board of an 11-year-old surf club member, Mr Stevenson said.

The shark bell was rung, and surfers and swimmers left the water. There was no panic, he said.

The shark was rumoured to be a white pointer, but Mr Stevenson could not confirm that, saying it was ”definitely big – 4 metres”.

About 6pm police received a call from a fisherman, who reported seeing three ”seven-gill” sharks, each about 2.75m long, circling his boat in Otago Harbour near Otakou wharf.

Police officers visited beaches in the area, including at Macandrew Bay, to warn people of the sighting.

Senior Constable Lox Kellas, of Portobello, said sharks that size could pose a threat to people.

”Three of them together is a bit of a cause for concern – that’s why the gentleman rang me. If they had a crack at a kiddie they could definitely do some damage,” he said.

Seven-gill sharks were not in the same category as mako or great white sharks, but had ”some teeth in them”, Snr Const Kellas said.

Late last night, Acting Senior Sergeant Damion Rangitutia said there had been no further reports of shark sightings, or of incidents involving sharks.

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Shark warning signs remain at Pleasure Point

PLEASURE POINT – Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office fliers at the Hook and other areas of Pleasure Point remained Monday after two people said they saw a shark in the water Saturday morning.
This map is compiled using data dating back to 1851 courtesy of www.SharkAttackSurvivors.com

This map is compiled using data dating back to 1851 courtesy of www.SharkAttackSurvivors.com

Posted: 01/21/2013 07:12:30 PM PST

PLEASURE POINT – Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office fliers at the Hook and other areas of Pleasure Point remained Monday after two people said they saw a shark in the water Saturday morning.

Someone reported what appeared to be a shark’s dorsal fin in the water off Rockview Drive and another person saw a similar fin at Second Peak, said sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Clarke. Others said it might have been a dolphin.

The beaches were not closed, but fliers were posted Saturday. Capitola police also sent a Nixle text alert to subscribers Saturday about the sighting.

Clarke said the fliers didn’t seem deter many surfers at the Hook on Sunday or Monday.

About 8:30 a.m. July 7, an estimated 18-foot shark struck a kayak near the kelp bed off

Pleasure Point. A man in the kayak was fishing and was not injured.Teeth fragments and a bite mark were left on the kayak.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_22421457/shark-warning-signs-remain-at-pleasure-point

 

 

Possible Shark Sighting off Pleasure Point

A surfer reported seeing a shark’s dorsal fin about 100 feet from the shore on Saturday morning.

Shark Sighted Sign

Shark Sighted Sign

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department said it received a report from a surfer about 9 a.m. Saturday that he had seen a shark’s dorsal fin just outside the second break off Pleasure Point.

The surfer estimated the shark may have been between 12 and 15 feet long.

As a precaution, Sheriff’s Office staff posted notices in the area Saturday afternoon to warn the public about the possible shark sighting.

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Beaches reopened after shark sightings

UPDATE: Trigg and Scarborough beaches have been reopened after being closed by life savers this morning.

Trigg and Scarborough beaches were closed this morning after the Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter spotted several tiger sharks within 150m of the shore.

A 2.5m tiger shark swimming to Scarborough and 3m tiger shark at south Trigg, both 600m offshore, were the first seen.

Two tiger sharks – about 3.5m and 4m – were then seen about 150m offshore about 200m south of south Trigg carpark.

Those sharks were heading north.

Surf Life Saving WA reported that the South West Helicopter spotted a 3m shark, species unknown, 2m offshore at the north end of Meelup Point, tracking south. Lifeguards closed the beach.

A junior life saving competition at Scarborough Beach was cancelled because of the shark sightings.

Life savers and an ambulance also treated a patient with a suspected cobbler sting at City Beach around 10am.

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Shark signs taken down on Oahu’s Leeward Coast

WAIANAE, Hawaii —The city’s Ocean Safety Division says shark warning signs were taken down Monday after there were no more sightings off Nanakuli Beach Park and Yokohama Bay.

Ocean safety officials say an 8-foot-long shark was swimming just offshore of Yokohama Bay around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The beach was not closed but signs were posted and the public was advised to stay out of the water.

Ocean safety officials also confirmed a 6-foot-long shark was spotted offshore from Nanakuli Beach on Saturday and Sunday.

Shark Sighted Sign

Shark Sighted Sign

Source:  http://www.kitv.com