Image: White Shark washed up at Byron Bay

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


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.

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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, Lamnida, lamnidae, Byron Bay, washup,