This 3.5 metre Bull Shark (or River Whaler) was caught by fishermen in 2
metres of water at Grotto Point, Clontarf. The male shark has been identified by
Australian Museum representatives, as an aggressive breed of shark known as the Bull
Shark, they have the ability to tolerate fresh water. They are fairly common to
Sydney Harbour, especially during the summer when the water was warmer. They are not
a protected species.
The shark was on display at DiCosti Seafoods at the Sydney
Fish Markets, where it remained for several days before the body
was given to the museum for research.
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