The 5.3-meter-long white shark that appeared within 200 meters of one of Perth’s most famous beaches on Friday morning has not been seen since it was captured and tagged. The Shark Just A Girl Who Loves Sharks Gift For Shark Lovers hot Shirt predator was discovered around 9.30 am by the Surf Life Saving helicopter at North Cottesloe beach about 300 meters from the coast and heading towards the coast.
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Beaches were closed as authorities tracked the shark and returned it to deeper waters using the Fisherman’s boat. It was caught around 3:30 p.m., one kilometer off the coast on a specially deployed salmon prey drum to attempt and mark predators. Footage from a 9 News Perth helicopter shows the shark crashing into a drum wire, and sometimes towing the Shark Just A Girl Who Loves Sharks Gift For Shark Lovers hot Shirt boat it was attached to, before finally getting tired.
Fisheries experts on board subsequently tagged the female shark, the second largest white shark ever to be fitted with a GPS device in WA. On Saturday afternoon, an agency spokesman said the shark had not pinged any receiver off the coast of WA since swimming close to shore on Friday. “It has a satellite card, programmed to detach and pop to the surface for two years, at which point its stored data can be downloaded and evaluated,” he said.
“What we know from two white sharks caught on the Smark Drumline test so far is their tracking shows the two have moved further offshore after being tagged.” The Shark Just A Girl Who Loves Sharks Gift For Shark Lovers hot Shirt Department of Main Industry and Regional Development’s shark tagging program has so far tagged 126 white sharks in WA waters – 20 of which have already been tagged in 2020. Tags will send footage Real-time reports to the authorities if the shark is near the receiver, with 34 scattered along the coast between Perth and Esperance.
A DPIRD spokesperson said drum ropes are often deployed for testing and tagging sharks in target settings. “Whale carcasses attract sharks and provide opportunities for tagging, although the weather and other environmental conditions must be appropriate to do highly specialized work,” he said. “Tagging happens every year near Garden Island when white sharks are attracted to snapper aggregates, but target tagging is a separate activity for tagging done in the Drum Test.” Smart, can happen at any time with the right conditions.