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#360915 - 27th Oct 2009 2:18pm 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White
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'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White

A giant shark that could be up to 20ft long has sent shockwaves across Australian beaches after a great white was nearly bitten in half.

A stunning picture shows a 10ft predator thrashing about with two massive chunks missing on either side of its body, off the Queensland coast.

Experts said its rival may be 20ft (about six metres) long, judging by the size of the huge bites.


The great white was savaged after it got snared on a drum line - a baited hook attached to a buoy - near North Stradbroke Island, east of Brisbane.

The wounded creature was still alive when a crew hauled it onto a boat, close to Deadman's Beach.

"It certainly opened up my eyes. I mean the shark that was caught is a substantial shark in itself," Queensland Fisheries' Jeff Krause told Australia's Daily Telegraph.

Swimmers have been warned to stay out of the water near the island.

The attack also worried many at a nearby tourist Mecca - Surfers Paradise, south of Brisbane.

Surfer Ashton Smith, 19, of the Gold Coast, told the Courier Mail: "I've heard about the big one lurking. Every surfer is always cautious over here."

Drum lines and shark nets are used to defend swimmers from sea predators, but they have been criticised for occasionally trapping migrating whales.

Fisheries minister Tim Mulherin told the Mail that the capture of the bitten shark - and the indication of a larger one feeding in the area - bolstered the decision to keep defences in place.

He added there were no special plans to hunt the attacking shark but contractors had reset the drum lines.

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#360920 - 27th Oct 2009 2:28pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: ]
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Someone should tell Soundlad raftl
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#360968 - 27th Oct 2009 3:24pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: bert1]
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There was a prog on last week showing great whites being scoffed by Orcas. Are there any of the killer whales down near Oz? I don't know but it seems feasible if there are.
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#360970 - 27th Oct 2009 3:27pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: BandyCoot]
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#360972 - 27th Oct 2009 3:30pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: bert1]
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There's some big stuff out there. I've been on the bridge and took a step back when some bloody great thing's come alongside giving us the once over and then breaking away and overtaking us when it's satisfied, awesome beasties, I wouldn't know what they were but they were something fishy.
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#360979 - 27th Oct 2009 3:46pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: BandyCoot]
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20 ft eh??
Think we're gonna need a bigger Boat!

The shark in Jaws was a 25 footer... all 3 tonnes of him wink
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#360981 - 27th Oct 2009 3:47pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: MGCraig]
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If you click the link, you can see pics of its victim - Would love to see what it was bit by!

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#360984 - 27th Oct 2009 3:49pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: Danny888]
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If you click the link, you can see pics of its victim - Would love to see what it was bit by!


Probably by a large cello.
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#360988 - 27th Oct 2009 4:02pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: MGCraig]
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20 ft eh??
Think we're gonna need a bigger Boat!

The shark in Jaws was a 25 footer... all 3 tonnes of him wink


Does that include the cogs, wheels, cameras and rods?

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#361046 - 27th Oct 2009 6:17pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: BandyCoot]
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You also forget the platform that dragged it across the sea bed... and I suppose we could throw in the weight of the floating crane used to retrieve it every time it sank or malfunctioned....


Lets go for an all round 70 tonnes ???
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#361105 - 27th Oct 2009 9:54pm Re: 'Monster Shark' Chomps Into Great White [Re: bert1]
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Luckly i cant swim and have a very bad phobia of Deep Water smile I wouldnt be very good in space either lol.. So that counts me out being eaten by the monster laugh
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