Great white lives to bite another day

A FISHERMAN on the NSW South Coast has successfully revived a beached great white shark.

McCallum’s Tackle World at Nowra reports that the unidentified man reportedly found the beached juvenile shark believed to be around 1.5m-2m in length at Comerong Island, part of the Shoalhaven River estuary system.  

It is believed the shark may have become beached after chasing a school of baitfish into shallow water.

The man swam the protected shark for some time to revive it before it successfully swam away.

A NSW DPI spokesperson told Fisho, “This is a juvenile white shark – not unusual in our coastal waters at this time of year.”

“However, it is not often they come ashore. It is believed they just occasionally make a ‘mistake’ when chasing fish near shore and end up on the beach.”

“Juvenile whites rarely wash up because they’re ‘sick’, but rather because they’re distracted chasing marine life.”

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