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DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Tiger Shark #1349 detected by North Narrabeen receiver at 05:22:40 PM (AEDT) on 05-February-2023. Last detected at 08:41:58 AM (AEDT) on 13-January-2023 by North Steyne receiver.Tagged and released 16-April-2022(AEST) at Maroubra Beach, Sydney East.

Beach: NORTH NARRABEEN

Suburb: Warringah

About Tagged shark detection shark

Long Shape. Distinctive pattern.

Tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, are found worldwide in warm tropical and subtropical seas where they inhabit both shorelines and open waters.

In Australia, they occur across northern Australia, and south to southern NSW and Perth in Western Australia.

The species is most active at night, when it comes closer inshore or nearer the surface. It is also one of the few sharks which is a true opportunistic scavenger, taking a wide range of prey including fish, turtles, crabs, clams, mammals, sea birds, reptiles, other sharks and just about anything else they can catch alive, as well as a variety of inanimate flotsam items. Its occurrence in shallow water, indiscriminate diet and large size make it one of the most dangerous sharks. The species has tiger-like, striped markings on a dark, grey-brown back with off-white underbelly. They can grow to around 6 metres but on average are about 3 metres. The teeth are heavily saw-edged, cockscomb shaped, razor-sharp, and the same in both upper and lower jaws.

Length: 4.2 m

Weight: 635 kg

Location: (-33.709873, 151.313235)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #571 detected by North Steyne receiver at 09:28:29 PM (AEDT) on 06-February-2023. Last detected at 06:20:25 AM (AEDT) on 27-January-2023 by Maroubra receiver.Tagged and released 19-February-2019(AEDT) at Sow and Pigs, Sydney Harbour.

Beach: NORTH STEYNE

Suburb: Manly

About Tagged shark detection shark

Stocky shape. Flat snout.

Alternative names: river whaler, freshwater whaler, Swan River whaler.

The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, is found along coastlines in tropical and subtropical oceans, and in Australia occurs from central NSW coast, across the northern coast to Perth, Western Australia.

It is the only widely distributed shark that penetrates far into fresh water for extended periods where it sometimes breeds. Females normally give birth in estuaries and river mouths and the young can remain in the river for up to 5 years.

It is a dangerous shark due to its aggressive nature, powerful jaws, broad diet, abundance, and its habitat preference for shallow, murky inshore waters. It has a short snout which is wider than it is long, hence the name. Adults can range from 2 to 3.5 metres in length and up to 230 kg in weight. Bull sharks will eat almost anything including fish, other sharks and rays, turtles, birds, molluscs, crustaceans and dolphins. The teeth are triangular, saw-edged and very sharp. The belly is usually off-white, the top surface grey and the eyes small.

Length: 2.4 m

Weight: 130 kg

Location: (-33.791135, 151.297393)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #954 detected by Killcare receiver at 04:57:08 AM (AEDT) on 06-February-2023. Last detected at 04:48:37 AM (AEDT) on 05-February-2023 by Palm Beach receiver.Tagged and released 28-February-2021(AEDT) at Bradley's Head, Sydney Harbour .

Beach: KILLCARE

Suburb: Gosford

About Tagged shark detection shark

Stocky shape. Flat snout.

Alternative names: river whaler, freshwater whaler, Swan River whaler.

The bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, is found along coastlines in tropical and subtropical oceans, and in Australia occurs from central NSW coast, across the northern coast to Perth, Western Australia.

It is the only widely distributed shark that penetrates far into fresh water for extended periods where it sometimes breeds. Females normally give birth in estuaries and river mouths and the young can remain in the river for up to 5 years.

It is a dangerous shark due to its aggressive nature, powerful jaws, broad diet, abundance, and its habitat preference for shallow, murky inshore waters. It has a short snout which is wider than it is long, hence the name. Adults can range from 2 to 3.5 metres in length and up to 230 kg in weight. Bull sharks will eat almost anything including fish, other sharks and rays, turtles, birds, molluscs, crustaceans and dolphins. The teeth are triangular, saw-edged and very sharp. The belly is usually off-white, the top surface grey and the eyes small.

Length: 2.4 m

Weight: 130 kg

Location: (-33.536151, 151.368795)