This baby shark was found on Norman Rd. Source: The Morning Bulletin.
This baby shark was found on Norman Rd. Source: The Morning Bulletin.

PHOTOS: It’s raining sharks in CQ

What we know

·         Baby black tip whaler shark found in the middle of the road

·         Biologist said it was likely caught by fishermen and dumped or fell from the vehicle

DRIVERS on Rockhampton's Norman Rd yesterday might have been forgiven for looking twice after seeing a small shark on the road. 

Photos of the shark were shared around social media today, after motorists spotted it on Norman Rd.   

However it is unlikely the shark's appearance was related to the weather, as CQ University marine biologist Andrew Irving said the black tip reef shark was likely left by fishermen, given it had a stab wound and had been gutted.

"There's a stab wound in it, and it's been gutted," he said.

By the size of the shark Mr Irving said it was a baby.



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