Saturday, November 15, 2008

Great White sharks sighted close to shore

At least 27 great white sharks have been discovered swimming yards off the sandy tourist beaches of Australia's Mid-North Coast, a video crew said Friday.

The crew said it spotted the 10-feet-long juvenile sharks in the Port Stephens natural harbor as it was in a boat videotaping for a fishing DVD.

The sharks, the world's largest known predatory fish, could grow to more than 20 feet long and weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

On three other days Al McGlashan and his Strikezone video crew found an average of 16 great whites a day -- all between 6 feet and 10 feet long.

I've never heard of anywhere near this many in one area, McGlashan told The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph.

It's amazing. They are just babies or young sharks, he said.


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