Close encounter with shark off Albany

Gareth ThomasAlbany Advertiser
The large shark, possibly a white pointer, off Albany
Camera IconThe large shark, possibly a white pointer, off Albany Credit: Cody Harris

A group of fishing enthusiasts have had an up-close encounter with some rather large sea creatures this afternoon.

Just after 1pm fisherman Cody Harris sent these pictures and videos in the Albany Advertiser while on board a Trailblazers charter boat.

They show a shark swimming in deep water followed shortly after by a large sea turtle.

The shark, believed to be a white pointer, was spotted around 5 nautical miles south east of Breaksea Island.

Trailblazers staff said there had been reports from other boats who had also spotted the marine predator earlier in the day.

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