Great white tagged, released off Lighthouse Beach
A PHOTO of a great white shark being tagged and released off Lighthouse Beach this morning has been shared on Twitter.
It's the 49th shark to be tagged for monitoring purposes.
The 48th one - a 2.91m great white - was only tagged and released yesterday at Angels Beach, Ballina.
Both come just days after a Ballina teenager was attacked by a great white.
There have been four great white sightings so far today, but it's unconfirmed how many great whites are involved.
NSWDPI shark team advise 1.72m M White Shark tagged and rel off Lighthouse Beach, Ballina using SD tech.— SharkSmart (@NSWSharkSmart) September 27, 2016
Shark #49 pic.twitter.com/w2QWfmD2is
Three hours ago: a 2.8m great white was spotted at Shelly Beach, Ballina, just 150m offshore.
Two hours ago: A great white shark heading southbound from Tyagarah.
Around one hour ago: A 2m great white shark heading offshore from Cape Byron.
50 mins ago: A 2m great white registers at Suffolk Park beach.
11.06am: 2.5m great white shark appears at Belongil. Surfers were cleared and authorities notified.
10.41am: 2m great white at north Kingscliff.
8.43am: 2.5m appeared at Cape Byron heading out to sea.
8.15am: 3m great white photographed at Lennox Head point.