VIDEO: Tiger shark feeding frenzy in WA

By AG Staff Writer 23 May 2016
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A cruise company has captured incredible footage of up to 70 tiger sharks feeding on a deceased humpback whale in Western Australia.

PASSENGERS ON AN adventure cruise were treated to a dramatic sight on Friday: up to 70 tiger sharks feeding on the carcass of a humpback whale off the coast of Western Australia.

The incredible footage was captured using a drone and GoPro by cruise company Eco Abrolhos and shared on the organisation’s Facebook page over the weekend – where it had received almost half a million views by Monday morning.

The 15 cruise passengers were on the fourth day of a two-week cruise from Geraldton to Broome, Western Australia, when they witnessed the event at Steep Point, the western-most point of the Australian mainland, near Dirk Hartog Island.

The site is part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, home to the world’s largest population of tiger sharks. Adult tiger sharks can measure up to 6.5m long and weigh up to 520kg.