The man’s identity was not disclosed, other than that he was 32 and from nearby Victoria state. Local media reported he had been holidaying with family at the popular surfing and diving spot and they called the authorities when he failed to return.
A fisherman was left reeling after reportedly catching a baby shark with an eerily human-like face.
The official said, “Our juvenile whale shark has returned to Al Raha after last being seen there one week ago."
"Great for grasping and crushing prey rather than piercing prey,” said discoverer John-Paul Hodnett, who was a graduate student when he unearthed the first fossils of the shark at a dig east of Albuquerque in 2013.
Of all the marine creatures affected by overfishing and habitat destruction, sharks and rays are at the epicentre of the hitlist, stated Dr Julia Spaet from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom at the 21st Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity, Sicfab. Organised by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, Epaa, Sicfab, which convened on February 3rd, at Desert Park in Sharjah will run until February 6th.
The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the shark, a surf rescue group, Surf Life Saving NSW, said in a statement.
Police said the teenager was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state just before 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked.
Several board-riders came to the assistance of the Queensland man and fought the shark off before pulling him to shore at Salt Beach, near Kingscliff, some 800 km (500 miles) north of Sydney.
The man was attacked by what was likely to be a 2-to-3 metre (6.5-to-9.8 feet) bull shark during a morning swimming off Perth’s Blackwall Reach reserve, officials said.