Massive salmon schools bring multiple sharks to beaches east of Albany

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Sharks and salmon off Nanarup Beach.
Camera IconSharks and salmon off Nanarup Beach.

A shark feeding frenzy at Nanarup Beach has sparked a Fisheries warning and served as a reminder about the risks posed by the south coast salmon run.

Six sharks, including at least one great white, have been seen swimming through a huge school of salmon just 20m off the beach, east of Albany.

The sighting was first reported to water police by a concerned member of the public about 11.30am on Tuesday.

Fisheries issued a shark alert, urging beachgoers to exercise caution in the area.

Albany man Corey Linthorne was at the beach and caught the frenzy on his drone.

“There would have been probably a few thousand salmon there,” he said.

“There were two blokes surfing and I went and had a yarn to them. They were in the water and they’ve came out because they saw something breach out of the water.

“There were a few big sharks out there.

“I couldn’t really see much from shore but as soon as I got my drone up you can see it all as plain as day.

“I've been flying my drone for about probably a year now and I've put it up in multiple places around Albany, but I’ve never seen that at all.”

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