Image: Tiger Shark teeth

Tiger Shark teeth

Teeth of a Tiger Shark at Waverly Library, Sydney, New South Wales, 3 November 2010.

Photographer:
Dorry Domanski
Rights:
© Waverley Council

Notes

This set of shark jaws originated with the Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club. The shark was killed by a club member, probably Rothe Bassingthwaighte in the 1930s. He used a hand held harpoon from a surf boat. Killings of local sharks near the surf beach were common practice at the time.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Tiger Shark, Galeocerdo cuvier, Carcharhinidae,