SHARK MEETS MATCH
A HORRIFIC picture of a shark carcass on Lee Point beach has shown there are many menacing things in Territory waters to watch out for.
Australian National University PHD candidate Daniela Perez was working on the beach at low tide when she came across the 1.5m carcass.
“(It) most likely died of a shark or croc attack,” she said.
“The semicircular pattern of the bite suggests it was a shark.”
While not a shark specialist, Ms Perez said she wasn’t sure what had attacked the shark but the size of the bite made her think there could be something sinister lurking beneath the waters, responsible for the attack.
“The bite dimensions were around 30 by 40cm … I was really surprised to see how one single bite could have taken such a big chunk out,” she said. “That is why I wouldn’t discard the possibility of a croc bite.”
This year six salt water crocodiles have been captured in Darwin out of 319 across the NT including a monster 4.7m croc pulled out of Darwin Harbour in April.