According to an expert the shark would have snatched the man’s fin to investigate whether there was a potential food source.
This year, she was awarded the title of Australian Geographic’s Young Conservationist of the Year for her work with sharks, but at the age of 24-years-old Madison Stewart aka ‘Shark Girl’ isn’t taking a break to revel in her accolades. Instead she says it’s time to up the ante.
From the sharks unique physical traits, to their chance discovery.
A new link between robust shark populations and healthy coral reefs has been uncovered.
This is the third shark found along the coast in the last few months.
The catch is highly unusual given mako sharks are found well offshore.