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DPI Fisheries advise: tagged White Shark #838 detected by Coffs Harbour receiver at 08:23:30 PM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023. Last detected at 01:54:30 PM (AEDT) on 26-November-2022 by Birubi receiver.Tagged and released 30-June-2020(AEST) at South Ballina Beach, Ballina .

Beach: PARK

Suburb: Coffs harbour

About Tagged shark detection shark

Torpedo shape. Pointy snout.

Alternative names: white pointer, great white shark.

White sharks, Carcharodon carcharias, are found near shore along most of the world's temperate coastlines but are relatively scarce compared to most other widely distributed shark species.

In Australia, White Sharks have been recorded from central Queensland, around the southern coast to North West Cape, Western Australia, but are more common in the south.

Only the underbelly is white: the top surface is grey to blue/grey or bronzy. The biggest recorded specimen was 7 metres long and 3200 kg. The teeth are large, saw-edged and triangular. The diet of young specimens (under about 3.5 metres) is mainly a variety of fish, rays and other sharks. Larger adults eat larger prey including marine mammals such as sea lions and seals, small toothed whales and otters. They also eat dead animals floating in the water. More bites on humans, including many fatalities, have been attributed to the great white shark than to any other marine animal. White Sharks are a protected species in all Australian states including NSW, and also in several other countries.

Length: 6.0 m

Weight: 1100 Kg

Location: (-30.291362, 153.144944)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1322 detected by Coffs Harbour receiver at 09:05:22 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 08:38:26 AM (AEDT) on 24-January-2023 by Coffs Harbour receiver.Tagged and released 22-March-2022(AEDT) at Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour .

Beach: PARK

Suburb: Coffs harbour

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: (-30.291354, 153.144987)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1337 detected by Coffs Harbour receiver at 01:32:31 PM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 11:45:57 PM (AEDT) on 23-January-2023 by Yamba receiver.Tagged and released 03-April-2022(AEST) at Oxley Beach, Port Macquarie.

Beach: PARK

Suburb: Coffs harbour

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: (-30.291385, 153.144993)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1322 detected by Coffs Harbour receiver at 10:19:44 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 09:12:09 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by Coffs Harbour receiver.Tagged and released 22-March-2022(AEDT) at Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour .

Beach: PARK

Suburb: Coffs harbour

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: (-30.291362, 153.145004)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1322 detected by Coffs Harbour receiver at 10:50:10 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 10:26:39 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by Coffs Harbour receiver.Tagged and released 22-March-2022(AEDT) at Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour .

Beach: PARK

Suburb: Coffs harbour

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: (-30.291355, 153.145027)

SLS NSW report drones started flying at NAMBUCCA RIVER ENTRANCE, Nambucca at 10:02 am on 26 Jan 2023. Beach Closed.

Beach: NAMBUCCA RIVER ENTRANCE

Suburb: Nambucca

Location: (-30.649986, 153.013002)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1294 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 06:44:01 AM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023. Last detected at 04:22:18 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by South West Rocks receiver.Tagged and released 14-February-2022(AEDT) at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina .

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637549, 153.023505)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #398 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 02:11:12 AM (AEDT) on 27-January-2023. Last detected at 04:18:02 PM (AEDT) on 18-January-2023 by Ballina receiver.Tagged and released 20-November-2017(AEDT) at Bellinger River.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637555, 153.023505)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1219 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 03:27:58 AM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023. Last detected at 10:00:12 PM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by Nambucca Heads receiver.Tagged and released 29-September-2021(AEST) at Whitsundays.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637629, 153.023574)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1219 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 01:46:00 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 07:01:14 AM (AEDT) on 23-January-2023 by Mylestom receiver.Tagged and released 29-September-2021(AEST) at Whitsundays.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637629, 153.023476)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1415 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 12:16:21 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 10:58:35 PM (AEDT) on 24-January-2023 by Nambucca Heads receiver.Tagged and released 22-May-2022(AEST) at Boambee Beach, Sawtell .

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637611, 153.023493)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1219 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 09:50:10 PM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 02:04:17 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by Nambucca Heads receiver.Tagged and released 29-September-2021(AEST) at Whitsundays.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637591, 153.023475)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Tiger Shark #1685 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 08:17:39 AM (AEDT) on 27-January-2023. Last detected at 12:55:14 AM (AEDT) on 24-January-2023 by Mylestom receiver.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637564, 153.023496)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1337 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 05:55:12 AM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023. Last detected at 10:18:38 PM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023 by Mylestom receiver.Tagged and released 03-April-2022(AEST) at Oxley Beach, Port Macquarie.

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637555, 153.023476)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1415 detected by Nambucca Heads receiver at 10:58:35 PM (AEDT) on 24-January-2023. Last detected at 03:20:40 AM (AEDT) on 23-January-2023 by Mylestom receiver.Tagged and released 22-May-2022(AEST) at Boambee Beach, Sawtell .

Beach: MAIN NAMBUCCA

Suburb: Nambucca

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: (-30.637647, 153.023499)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1294 detected by South West Rocks receiver at 04:22:18 AM (AEDT) on 25-January-2023. Last detected at 04:33:40 AM (AEDT) on 24-January-2023 by Crescent Head receiver.Tagged and released 14-February-2022(AEDT) at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina .

Beach: FRONT

Suburb: Kempsey

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: (-30.879529, 153.044869)

DPI Fisheries advise: tagged Bull Shark #1337 detected by South West Rocks receiver at 04:24:24 PM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023. Last detected at 05:55:12 AM (AEDT) on 26-January-2023 by Nambucca Heads receiver.Tagged and released 03-April-2022(AEST) at Oxley Beach, Port Macquarie.

Beach: FRONT

Suburb: Kempsey

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: (-30.879523, 153.044744)