Image: A juvenile Dusky Whaler

A juvenile Dusky Whaler

A Dusky Whaler juvenile in in the Shelly Beach/Fairy Bower area of Sydney, New South Wales.
 

Photographer:
Richard Sawkins
Rights:
© Richard Sawkins

Notes

Between April and June 2003 a number of juvenile Dusky Whalers (between 1 m and 2 m long) were in residence in the Shelly Beach/Fairy Bower area of Sydney, New South Wales.

The sharks left the area in winter when the water temperature dropped below 17oC.

In February 2004 and April 2007 snorkelers and divers reported that juvenile Dusky Sharks were again sighted in the area. Juveniles were also seen by divers at Fairy Bower in February and April 2008.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Dusky Shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, juvenile, Dusky Whaler,