Swimmers at a popular beach were shocked to see a shark lurking in shallow water just meters from shore.
The shark was filmed swimming along the shoreline of Corindi Beach, near Coffs Harbour, on the mid north coast of New South Wales.
It is not clear what type of shark it was, but it is understood that no one was in the water at the time.
The images were posted to a local Facebook group on Tuesday, prompting a shocked reaction from locals.
One spectator claimed he had been surfing for minutes in the same spot moments before the shark surfaced.
The dorsal fin of an unidentified shark was spotted in the shallow waters of a popular beach north of Coffs Harbour.
“That’s a little close, you don’t want to walk your dogs or kids there,” one wrote.
‘Awww nooo, I swim there all the time and I already get the jeebies,’ said another.
“Be very careful guys,” said one.
Corindi Beach is popular not only with swimmers but also with surfers and snorkelers.
The experts said yahoo Sharks are often seen cruising in shallow waters and can pose a risk to people swimming in the water.
An Australian bather filmed a Tiger shark He almost washed up on the beach while hunting for a turtle in Western Australia in late January.
Also in late January, Sydney resident Lauren O’Neill was severely bitten on her right leg and suffered “major blood loss” after being bitten by a bull shark near the shore in Sydney Harbour.
While the Sydney swimmers in a popular beach He fled the water after a shark was spotted in shallow water on Australia Day.
Florida Museum of Natural History curator Gavin Naylor previously told Yahoo that he believes being further out in the water than in shallow water isn’t always the problem.
He said this is because many shark bites occur fairly close to shore.
Corindi Beach received an unwanted visitor on Tuesday when a shark was spotted. Experts warn that many sharks swim in shallow waters off beaches and advise swimmers not to isolate themselves from other people when swimming.
He believes distance from other swimmers could increase a person’s chances of being attacked.
Marine experts have also warned Australians about the dangers posed by sharks as water temperatures rise.
Humane Society International marine biologist Lawrence Chlebeck said it is not known whether more sharks arrive each year in greater numbers than in previous years.
“It remains to be seen whether this will be a cyclical thing or whether it will happen year after year, after year due to global warming,” he said.
“But those warm waters will definitely bring more bull sharks and tiger sharks to the area.”