Hun­gry sharks par­tial to a bit of ba­con

Broome Advertiser - - Front Page - Stephen Scour­field

One whiff of ba­con and the sharks come stream­ing in.

Big bull sharks cir­cle lower but it is the tawny sharks that come to the sur­face, ready to pig out.

Deck­hand Rom De­naro sits on a cage to feed them, warn­ing not to be fooled by these suck­ers.

They have 240 back­ward-fac­ing teeth, cre­ate a strong suc­tion and can eas­ily strip the ten­dons out of an arm.

And with that he again re­minds the folk in the shark cage to keep their fin­gers out of the mesh.

These guests have flown in on one of the many flights from Derby and Broome with Hor­i­zon­tal Falls Sea­planes Ad­ven­tures, to their float­ing base in Tal­bot Bay, on the Kim­ber­ley coast.

They have al­ready been on fast boat runs through the Hor­i­zon­tal Falls, caused as the tide pushes through two gaps in the Kim­ber­ley sand­stone, fill­ing the big bay be­hind.

From the air, they do, in­deed, look like hor­i­zon­tal wa­ter­falls — from wa­ter level they look like a river rapid.


Pic­ture: Stephen Scour­field

Rom De­naro feeds the bull sharks.

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