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Picturing our beautiful world: large shark sighted off Bremer Bay beach

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
A large shark off Bremer Bay back beach.
Camera IconA large shark off Bremer Bay back beach. Credit: Chris Bell

Sharks are not an uncommon sight along the south coast during autumn, lured close to shore by the running schools of salmon as they migrate up the WA coast.

Bremer Bay local Chris Bell photographed this large shark hanging around Bremer Beach after getting a tip-off while having his morning coffee.

“I usually swim there at John Cove,” Mr Bell said.

“I’m a pretty keen diver and adventurer so I raced home and got the drone and found the little fella.

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Earlier this month a large shark knocked a surf ski paddler into the water 100m off Cheynes Beach.
Camera IconEarlier this month a large shark knocked a surf ski paddler into the water 100m off Cheynes Beach. Credit: Jacob Morgan-de Laine/Albany A

“It was just cruising up and down the beach for about half an hour then it moved around the point to Back Beach and was cruising up and down there.”

A DPIRD Spokesperson has encouraged water users to stay informed while using the beach.

“Ocean users are encouraged to ‘Switch on their Sea Sense’ and stay informed of shark activity by downloading the SharkSmart WA app or visiting the SharkSmart website,” they said.

“Recreational fishers are also urged to bleed their catch well away from the water’s edge and discard fish waste responsibly, away from swimmers and other water users.

“Spear fishers should remove all speared fish from the water quickly and should not carry dead or bleeding fish attached to their person.”

The public is encouraged to report shark sightings to the Water Police on 9442 8600 and to take note of the location of Beach Emergency Numbers signs when they head down to the beach.

A large shark off Bremer Bay back beach
Camera IconA large shark off Bremer Bay back beach Credit: Chris Bell
A large shark off Bremer Bay back beach.
Camera IconA large shark off Bremer Bay back beach. Credit: Chris Bell

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