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South Australia sharks: Beachgoers may entice sharks closer to shore



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Australians in the south who desperately try to escape the wave of a week expect to crowd the coastal beaches in the coming days – but increasing activity means sharks might be enticed to swim closer to shore, warned Surf Life Saving South Australia.

The heatwave is expected to peak at 42C on Wednesday in Adelaide with an increase in shark sightings expected through metropolitan beaches.

But Surf Life Saving SA spokesman Sita Bacher says it does not mean there are more sharks in the water.

Data collected from primary industries and regions of South Australia show that shark encounters have decreased by 42.6% over the same period last year [1

9659005] There were 122 sightings of sharks between 1 October 2017 and 12 January 2018, compared to only 70 between October of last year and yesterday.

Only a great white shark has b It's been spotted so far this month – about 400 meters offshore at Basham Beach in Middleton – and it was reported to the police on Monday

media_camera A shark in Normanville taken from Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter

Bronze Whaler invented the rest of the sightings of this year, including one only 40 meters off Largs Bay Tuesday

"We expect to see a large number of sightings of sharks (but) that does not mean there's anything more in the water, it means there are more people to see them, "Mrs. Bacher said.

"It is the moment of the year they migrate along the metropolitan coast, so we encourage everyone to be vigilant and vigilant."

Mrs. Bacher said that the sharks would travel long distances to investigate confusion and has an acute sense of smell that makes swimming while bleeding or with dangerous animals.

The sightings of this year were made between 13 and 18.30 in Semaphore, Sellicks Beach, Aldinga, Grange, Largs Bay, Largs North, Henle and Beach and Encounter Bay. It is possible that the same shark has been recorded in the register more than once.

media_camera A 4.5-meter white pointer at Memory Cove (near Port Lincoln). Photo: Craig Hughes and Kristen Finch.

PIRSA's Executive Director of Aquaculture Sean Sloan said sharks were seen more frequently in the warmer months.

"Sharks are a natural and important part of a healthy marine ecosystem, they are very mobile and frequent all the coastal waters and shelter of the SA"

The drones and helicopters with the shark monitor the beaches today while the Fixed planes keep bathers safe on weekdays.

Mercury should go down to 30 ° C on Thursday.

SIGNS OF SHARK IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIAN WATERS

1 Oct 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 (70 reports)

1 Oct 2017 – 12 Jan 2018 (122 reports)

1 Oct 2016 – 12 Jan 2017 ( 75 report)

1 Oct 2015 – 12 Jan 2016 (38 reports)

TOP 4 SAFETY SUGGESTIONS

1. Do not swim alone and stay near the shore.

2. Avoiding water at dawn, at dusk or at night, when it is known that some species of sharks come ashore to feed themselves

3. If you notice that school fish or other wildlife begin to behave erratically, leave the water behind.

4. If a shark is spotted in the area, leave the water as quickly and calmly as possible.


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