"Despite the best efforts of paramedics and bystanders at the scene the man could not be revived."
A surfer in his fifties who was dragged out of the water after a suspected Great White attack with wounds to his upper leg at Tuncurry, four hours north of Sydney, has died.
#UPDATE Despite the best efforts of paramedics and bystanders at the scene the man could not be resuscitated
— NSW Ambulance (@NSWAmbulance) May 18, 2021
Last year, researchers discovered the area to be part of a “Great White Superhighway”.
The report, funded by NSW DPI and associated NSW Shark Management Strategy, Southern Cross University and the Paddy Pallin Foundation in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of NSW, found 108 sharks tracked, revealed…
…Water clarity did not influence swim behavior according to track metrics in our study
Time of day influenced white shark behavior in terms of average swim speed, track straightness and net velocity. Notably, the slightly faster swim speeds and higher net velocities, as well as potentially slightly straighter tracks, in morning and afternoon periods.
White sharks found near the surf zone in this study were juvenile to sub-adult size classes
Whilst some of the behavior observed might support the exploratory bite hypothesis, there is likely an increased risk of a shark bite to bathers during situations where there are large shark-attracting food sources present.
Yesterday, it was revealed scientists predict 1800 hits by sharks in Australian over the next forty-five years.