PHOTOS: Dead shark seen washed up at Canoe Point Beach

This shark washed up on Canoe Point beach this morning at Tannum Sands. Photo Lyn Farrow
This shark washed up on Canoe Point beach this morning at Tannum Sands. Photo Lyn Farrow Contributed


FOUR feet of a shark washed up on Canoe Point Beach at Tannum Sands this morning, shocking residents.

Teena Fleetwood saw the shark at 7.30am while walking along the beach.

Teena Fleetwood sent in this photo of the shark, taken at 7.30am this morning.
Teena Fleetwood sent in this photo of the shark, taken at 7.30am this morning.










Have your say, how do you think the shark washed onshore?

Lyn Farrow saw the leftovers of this shark washed up on Canoe Point Beach. She says it would have only been a third of the animal. More here:

Posted by The Observer on Friday, 8 January 2016

Staceey Layt: Looks like it was bitten by a bigger shark !

Kelly Abell: Looks like it's been dead for ages.. Probably a meal for more then one other animal.
Such is the circle of life

Kelli White: Poor sharky

Katy McGrath: Ahhh lucky we didnt stumble across that lol



A SHARK has been sighted washed up at Canoe Point Beach at Tannum Sands.

Lyn Farrow saw it while she was on her daily walk with her dog at 6am today.

She said what was left of the shark was four feet long, but that would have only been a third of it.

This shark washed up on Canoe Point beach this morning at Tannum Sands. Photo Lyn Farrow
This shark washed up on Canoe Point beach this morning at Tannum Sands. Photo Lyn Farrow Contributed

"It's huge ... I didn't expect to see one that big down there.

"It didn't even have it's top fin on it," she said.

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"It would be hard to know where this would have come from though."

The resident of ten years walks the Tannum Sands beaches searching for turtle nests.


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While she didn't see any this morning, what she did see has attracted plenty of attention online.

"There was no one else around on the beach.

"I came home looked on Facebook first and no one had put any pictures of it on there so I've shared it to the fishing page to let everyone know." 

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