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07/05/2007 Male (Australia) No Injury

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Reports of surfer encountering tiger shark
Posted July 6, 2007 13:00:00

The Department of Fisheries has been unable to confirm a report of a close encounter between a tiger shark and a surfer at the North-West Cape in north-west Western Australia.

The department's Exmouth branch heard from a third party that a tiger shark bit into a surfboard at Dunes Beach early yesterday morning.

The surfer himself has not come forward.

A shark research scientist, Rory McAuley, says tiger sharks are common through northern parts of Australia but have dropped in numbers in the past 10 years because of over-fishing.

"They're certainly a species of shark that grows very large and they have quite a omnivorous diet as well, so they eat all sorts of marine animals, turtles and fish, and marine reptiles and sometimes marine mammals," he said.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007 ... orthwestwa
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