Australia: Hammerhead shark beaches in Lake10 July 2011
The Newcastle Herald is reporting that an approximately 9 foot (2.7 metre) long
hammerhead shark beached itself at west Lake Macquarie.
It’s Australia’s largest coastal salt water lake in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.
The shark had a visible injury to its first doral fin and was thrashing in shallow water of
Fisherman Angus Picker witnessed the dramatic scene and tried to safe the dying shark
According to Taronga Zoo shark expert John West, the beached shark appeared to be
a great hammerhead species (Sphyrna mokarran).
Photo Credit: Jenny Richardson (Gallery)