VIDEO: Live shark washes up on Manly Beach
A LIVE shark thought to be injured has washed up on a Manly Beach, NSW surprising beachgoers who were taking advantage of today’s sun.
In footage captured by witnesses the shark can be seen floundering, unable to use its fins in such shallow waters.
One eye witness told Nine News that Lifeguards on jet skis kept a close watch on the shark until marine rescue arrived to bring it to shore on a stretcher and transport it to the Fairy Bower Pool where the shark could recover.
Colin Simpfendorfer, the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at James Cook University told Australian Geographic that sharks are normally found well offshore, in deep waters, but will often swim close to shore when they are in poor health.
(Image Credit: Donna Holland)