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Seriously Big Shark

by on Tuesday 27th October, 2009   70384 Views

© 2014 DPI Queensland Government

BEDE Durbidge passed on this image of a 3m Great White caught on a state government hook off Cylinders, which was subsequently cut in half by the jaws of a much larger predator, estimated to be about 6m.

“That picture is out of this world. That shark was 10ft, so imagine how big the other shark was. It’s scary to know what’s out there when you’re paddling back up the point at Cylinder. Sharks were always a part of growing up on Straddie. I went out on the shark run one time when I was young to check all the hooks with the guy, but we never saw anything like that, haha.”

Sightings in Queensland’s pointbreak belt have spiked in recent months as they chase the Humpback migration down the coast, herding weaker whales close to shore for an intimate dining experience.

“There’s so much wildlife over there. You don’t want to go surfing by yourself. I haven’t had anything too bad, thank God. Just had some swim under me but keep cruising. A few of my mates have been bumped and hassled by them though.

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