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‘Large white shark’: two sightings in Dawesville waters within hours

Water police in Dawesville waters after a reported shark sighting in July 2020. Photo: Tex Reeks.

Two great white shark sightings have been reported in waters south of Mandurah within hours of each other on Wednesday.

Surf Life Saving advised a member of the public reported a “large white shark” measuring seven metres in length had circled their boat about seven kilometres off the coast of the Dawesville Foreshore Reserve and about six kilometres south of White Hills at 10:03am.

It comes hours after fisheries reported a four-and-a-half metre great white shark eight kilometres off the coast of Tims Thicket at 5pm on Tuesday.

Its not clear if the marine life spotted is the same or two seperate sharks.

Surf Life Savings also advised two tagged tiger sharks were detected by the Warnbro Sound receiver in the early hours of this morning.

For more information on sharks visit sharksmartwa.com.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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