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Great white shark still cruising around the Pass

A JUVENILE white pointer shark that had been menacing surfers at the Pass at Byron Bay appears to have calmed down, The Northern Star's surfing columnist Ben Bennink says.

Mr Bennink said the shark, which he has named 'the Pesky Pointer' was still hanging around the Pass, but was no longer exhibiting the alarming behaviours of recent weeks, such as charging surfers and turning at the last moment.

The behaviour had triggered concerns the shark was growing territorial and could attack someone.

"The good news is it hasn't charged at anyone for nearly a week now. The little fellow seems to have settled down into a routine of cruising back and forth along the banks, and going fishing," Mr Bennink writes in his column, which appear's in the Getting Out section of the print edition of tomorrow's Star.

"I'd still advocate a little caution, and at the very least, try not to paddle through any bait fish balls if you can help it. "



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