Safety Efforts

Shark frenzy off Australian coast

PERTH, AUSTRALIA Beach goers in Western Australia dared not to venture into the waters on Tuesday. Sharks were on the prowl for a feeding frenzy. The video was shot off the western coast Tuesday, where more than 100 sharks feasted on fish. The sharks were spotted...

Swimmers warned of murky water shark threat

The Queensland Government is warning people not to swim in canals, muddy river mouths or beaches with murky water, amid fears of an increase in bull shark activity. Torrential rainfall from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald has flushed debris and soil run-off into the water,...

Shark warning signs posted at Nanakuli Beach Park

Lifeguards posted warning signs after a shark, said to be aggressive and feeding, was seen offshore of Nanakuli Beach Park this afternoon.   A spokeswoman for the Ocean Safety Division said lifeguards confirmed the sighting of the 8-foot shark and advised...

Beach closed after shark sighting 3m tiger

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

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...

Possible Shark Sighting off Pleasure Point

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

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...

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...

Shark sightings close Byron beaches

SWIMMERS at Byron Bay got a little bit more than they bargained for yesterday as numerous sharks were spotted at beaches around the headland.   Northern NSW Lifeguard co-ordinator from Surf Lifesaving Australia, Scott McCartney said that by lunchtime beaches had...

Beaches closed after shark sightings

Update: Trigg and Scarborough beaches have been re-opened after a 3.5m Tiger shark was sighted 300m off shore this morning. The shark was spotted travelling south-west from the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter about 8am and again at 9am Swimmers were also kept out of the...

Queensland’s Shark Control Program

15.5 foot Tiger Shark caught in Queensland’s Shark Control Program Surfers’ relief as monster tiger shark caught off Yaroomba   By Peter Hall, The Courier-Mail, January 11, 2013 A MONSTER tiger shark that has been spooking surfers on the Sunshine Coast has been caught...
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