Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Danger: Sharks 'Always in Canal'

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Danger: Sharks 'Always in Canal'

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Byline: Alex Easton

THE sight of seven bull sharks in the canals at Twin Waters may have stirred up some excitement but a Sunshine Coast University marine scientist says they're always there.

Councillor Jason O'Pray has posted video of sharks in the canals, saying he spotted a pack of them swimming together.

"WARNING . . . WARNING. Please Do Not swim in the Twin Waters Canals. 7 sharks have been sighted in a pack. These sharks cannot get out of the system," Councillor O'Pray wrote on his Facebook page.

This is not the first time sharks have been seen in the canal. In March, resident Mark Boyer caught a bull shark that measured 1.5m.

Associate Professor in marine ecology David Schoeman said bull sharks were known for swimming in canals and estuaries.

"In Africa they call them Zambezi sharks because they have been found several hundred kilometres up the Zambezi River," he said.

They were also known for heading in for shallow water during their breeding season - which was under way now. …

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