Australia - "Aggressive" Great White Shark Charges Two People who were Spearfishing, Takes Catch out of Diver's Hand
Two people were charged by an "aggressive" 12-foot white shark while spearfishing yesterday in Australia, with the ocean predator seemingly lured by their catch.
The encounter occurred off Geordie Bay, Rottnest Island, at approximately 2:15 p.m. local time, according to the real-time shark reporting and alert application Dorsal, which confirmed weather conditions had been clear during the incident. It happened about 1,250 meters (0.8 miles) offshore.
After the sighting, the spearfishers said they had never been faced with such an aggressive shark, as reported by The West Australian newspaper.
"Initially I saw the tail so tried to keep an eye on it," read a comment attributed to one of the people involved, via Dorsal. "Then it came back and became really aggressive and started charging both of us.