The great white shark suddenly breaches and is pictured in flight as it snatches the decoy seal trailed behind the research boat near Seal Island off the Cape Town coast.
Photo / Chris McLennan
I thought I’d just share this photo captured by a Kiwi photographer. We may not be looking for the same shark but since late November, we had reports of shark sightings near beaches where I live and where I swam (and still swim) in.
More recent updates now moving west – that the second shark sighting in three days forced swimmers out of Waihi beach this afternoon. The beach is now open again, but lifeguards are staying on watch.
It is reported that bronze whalers are very common inshore around the upper North Island at this time of the year. Department of Conservation marine technical officer Clinton Duffy says from photos and video images, the sharks appear to be bronze whalers and people should be very cautious.