Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught On Video
March 13, 2012 by staff
Shark Feeding Frenzy Caught On Video, There’s been an incredible sight off the coast of WA with around 50 sharks caught up in a feeding frenzy.
Yanchep Beach was closed after this school of sharks fed 700m offshore. Picture: Nine News Perth Source: PerthNow
THEY may not have been a threat to humans but the sight of 50 or more blacktip whaler and other sharks feeding on a dense ball of bait fish off the Perth coast was more than enough to close local beaches.
The Surf Life Saving rescue helicopter spotted the shiver of sharks about 700m off Yanchep, in Perth’s north, just before 10.30am yesterday.
Surf Life Saving WA’s operations manager Chris Peck said beaches were closed as a precaution, adding that they often saw sharks feeding on bait fish, but not usually this many.
“You normally don’t see them in this number,” Mr Peck said. “Where there’s bait fish, there’s usually two or three of them.”
After viewing footage of the sharks, Department of Fisheries’ shark researcher Rory McAuley estimated there were probably 50 or more 2m to 2.5m blacktip whaler sharks, various species of bronze whalers and even some tuna in the mix.
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