Sharks in Newcastle spoil the fun on the beach
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Sharks in Newcastle spoil the fun on the beach

Newcastle : Australia | Jan 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM PST
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Sharks in large numbers have invaded the beaches in Newcastle and one remembers the movie Jaws and gets panicky as to the possible consequences if the menace is not kept in check. Images picked up by rescue helicopters patrolling the coastlines at redhead Beach and have made the people wake up to the reality.

The sharks are white tiger sharks and one of these was a 3-meter one that had bitten a surfer near Coral Bay. Helicopter crew has advised that the stretch of beach from Stockton to Caves Beach be declared out of bounds.

The sudden increase in the population of sharks so close to the coast is probably due to the nutrient-rich water, abundance of baitfish and ocean currents that are warmer.

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