Australia: Hammerhead shark beaches in Lake

10 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

Myuna Bay.

Fisherman Angus Picker witnessed the dramatic scene and tried to safe the dying shark

without success.

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)















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