Image: White Shark washed up at Byron Bay
On July 1, 2002 a 2 m long male White Shark was washed up on the main beach at Byron Bay, New South Wales.
- Tim Hochgrebe
- © Tim Hochgrebe
- Common name:
- White Shark
- Scientific name:
- Carcharodon carcharias
An autopsy on the fish determined the cause of death to be liver failure. The fish was a juvenile. The White Shark does not mature until it is over 4 m in length. The images clearly show the five long gill slits and the tall triangular first dorsal fin.