The mystery fin has been found with shark teeth in it at Evans Head
The mystery fin has been found with shark teeth in it at Evans Head Contributed

Mystery fin with shark teeth marks found at Evans Head

MYSTERY surrounds the discovery of a spearfishing fin with possible great white shark teeth marks in it.

Evans Head resident Jason Van Rysbergen was swimming at Jerusalem Creek, just south of Evans Head when he found the fin washed up on the beach.

The discovery was made a few weeks ago.

"It doesn't look like it's been in the ocean for very long." Jason's co-worker Mathew Howard said.

What was most intriguing about the fin, however, was the obvious cerration and triangular shape bite marks in it.

"We had (local fisherman) Mick McGilvray look at it, and he said they looked like bite marks from a great white shark," Mr Howard said.

Marine ecologist at Southern Cross University Dr Daniel Bucher agreed.

"Well it's definitely a shark of some sort," he said.

"(It) looks like a decent size, but I couldn't say what sort."

Mr Howard described the fin as a Rob Allen brand fin with scorpia written on it and is a medium size.

"I'd say the colour is a military patterned green with grey swirls," he said.

If anyone has lost a fin recently they can contact Mathew on 0424 641 661.



STORM WARNING: Lightning, gusty winds forecast over fires

STORM WARNING: Lightning, gusty winds forecast over fires

BoM has recorded a southerly change in wind direction

Where to go if you need to evacuate

Where to go if you need to evacuate

Centres are open across the region

Concern rife for wildlife as koala hospitals reach capacity

premium_icon Concern rife for wildlife as koala hospitals reach capacity

There is no estimation as to how many koalas have died