Tourists in Australia Warned of 6 Meter ‘Monster’ Shark

On the Telegraph:

Concerns were raised after a 3 m great white shark was found dead with two huge bites taken out of its body. Experts believe the bites were made by an even larger predatory fish.

Swimmers have been warned to stay out of the waters off Stradbroke Island, north of Brisbane.

“It certainly opened up my eyes. I mean the shark that was caught is a substantial shark in itself,” Jeff Krause of Queensland Fisheries told the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

Surfers have reacted to the news of the shark attack with shock.

“Whatever attacked and took chunks out of this big shark must be massive,” said Ashton Smith, 19. “I’ve heard about the big one that’s lurking out there somewhere.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    i smell a tourism hoax

    • http://twitter.com/Dumbsaint Dumbsaint

      You clearly didn't read the full article. Cynicism is cool tho.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

        what in the article couldn't be hoaxed, dead sharks are easy enough to get chop some chunks out dump it on a beach, sell shark hunter tours, t shirts, those little electronic shark repellers….. this is going to turn out like the last several claims of monsters.

        • http://twitter.com/Dumbsaint Dumbsaint

          You realise there are bigger sharks out there than the 6 meter long one they're warning about here right. They're using 'monster' as an adjective here. If we're to believe that the sydney telegraph is lying to us about it's queried experts wouldn't they set their sights a little higher?

          Our coastal tourism relies on people wanting to go to the beach, not being warned off them for the sake of drawing in shark hunters.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

            right people never like to go where they aren't supposed to.
            i personally would love for it to be true, a wild dangerous untamed world appeals to me,
            but every time i see a story like this it turns out to be a few guys pulling a fast one.

          • http://twitter.com/Dumbsaint Dumbsaint

            If they were going to lie about a giant shark they would have gone for 15 meters or something extraordinary.
            The largest caught in Australia is 10 meters.

            Of course people go where they shouldn't and at this time of year, in Australia they are often attacked by sharks. The only odd thing going on is that it's starting to happen a little sooner this year. We had a guy get attacked by a white pointer off the coast of South Australia a couple days ago.

            You shouldn't be under the assumption that our waters are 'tamed' at all, shark season is a fact of life down here.

  • LipsAreCool

    It's their beach, not ours.

  • radiac

    We're gonna need a bigger boat…

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