Sharks sighted off Mornington Peninsula, Cape Woolamai and Barwon Heads
Three sharks have been spotted off Victorian beaches in 24 hours, with a suspected juvenile white pointer shark spotted off the Mornington Peninsula at McCrae, a 4m Mako shark sighted near Cape Woolamai and 3m shark seen at Barwon Heads.
The shark was spotted swimming 150 metres from shore at Barwon Heads 13th Beach, forcing the beach to close yesterday.
But Associate Professor Laurie Laurenson from Deakin University told Kate and Craig there are actually less sharks to worry about these days, just more sightings.
“You shouldn’t worry about it at all,” he said.
“There’s actually less sharks in terms of numbers out there now.
“It’s down (more sightings) to the vigilance of surf lifesavers.”
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Fair sized shark off McCrae beach just now. Warned a family with kids being towed in an inflatable. Shark looks like it’s been injured by a prop. pic.twitter.com/Qi6jNfG0cI
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