2008 Shark sightings

The sightings listed here are compiled from third parties. They are seldom verified or confirmed and PIRSA Fisheries take no responsibility for the accuracy of the information and do not guarantee that the information on this website represents all known shark sightings.

The shark sightings recorded on this site do not necessarily indicate the presence or absence of sharks in any particular area. Remember that sharks are mobile creatures; hence a shark sighting provided may not be specifically accurate, valid or useful.

Care should be taken when interpreting any information on the shark sighting log. Many of the sightings have not been verified and in some instances there may be multiple sightings of the same shark listed.

Some sightings are reported several hours, and in some cases days, after the actual observation. Although these sightings are listed, the usefulness of this information should be considered in this context.

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Identifier codes

P    Report from member of the public
R    Surf Life Saving South Australia observation from rotary wing aircraft
F    UniSA/State Emergency Services observation from fixed wing aircraft
S    Report from South Australia Police
A    Report from Abalone Divers Association
W   White Sharks Count program (including sighting ID number) – these reports are provided some time after the sighting date

View shark sightings from other years.

Date of Report Time of Report Date of Sighting Time of Sighting Sighting Location Shark Species Identifier
31/12/08 16:55  31/12/08  16:45  150m off Port Willunga  Unknown 
31/12/08 14:30  31/12/08  14:20  50m south of Grange Jetty  Unknown F
31/12/08 09:50  30/12/08  15:00  Eba Island Streaky Bay  White Shark 
28/12/08 14:30 28/12/08  14:20  200m offshore at Henley Beach  Unknown 
26/12/08 12:40 26/12/08  12:35  Grange Jetty  Bronze Whaler 
25/12/08 10:15 25/12/08  10:10  2km off West Beach  Unknown 
24/12/08 14:40  24/12/08  10:00  Coffin Bay  White Shark
24/12/08 11:30  24/12/08  11:30  50m off shoreline between Henley Jetty & Grange Jetty  Unknown F
23/12/08   23/12/08   100m off Port Germein jetty White Sharks (2)  S
19/12/08   19/12/08    50m off Christies Beach Unknown
17/12/08 14:30 17/12/08  14:20  Port Lincoln Beach  Unknown 
16/12/08 16:00  16/12/08    70m off Port Noarlunga Unknown F
16/12/08 16:00 16/12/08    200m off Moana Unknown F
16/12/08 14:30  16/12/08  14:00  70m off O'Sullivans Beach  Unknown 
16/12/08 11:30 16/12/08  11:00 North Paige Island  White Shark
15/12/08 15:00  15/12/08  14:30  2nm from Semaphore Reef  White Shark 
11/12/08 13:00  11/12/08  13:30  20-30m offshore at Port Willunga unknown F
09/12/08 21:30  09/12/08 14:30 Between Henley Beach and Grange  unknown
26/11/08 13:55  26/11/08  13:55  1km from Henley Beach Jetty  White Shark 
18/11/08 17:00 18/11/08  10:30  Plank Shoal  White Shark 
10/11/08 08:30 09/11/08 13:55  Streaky Bay White Shark
09/11/08 16:10  09/11/08  11:30  1km directly in front of North Haven breakwater  Bronze Whaler P
06/11/08 11:45 06/11/08 11:45  2km off West Beach boat ramp  White Shark P
21/10/08 12:45 18/10/08 16:00 Kingston Beach White Shark P
18/10/08 19:00 18/10/08 14:00 Kingston Beach White Shark P
18/10/08 14:00 18/10/08  12:00 Ardrossan Barge White Shark P
18/10/08 11:30 18/10/08 11:30 1.5 nm west of Escort House, Grange unknown P
11/10/08 19:10 11/10/08 18:40  Marino Rocks Seacliff White Shark P
11/10/08 17:10 11/10/08 14:30 Mareks Tyre Reef, Whyalla White Shark P
11/10/08 13:00 11/10/08 10:00 Bird Rock, Thevenard White Shark P
11/10/08 11/10/08 11:45 2km to sea, west of Grange Jetty Unknown S
11/10/08 08:40 11/10/08 08:40 West Lakes White Shark P
05/10/08 09:45 04/10/08 16:30 Edithburg Jetty White Shark P
29/09/08 20:45 29/09/08 10:30 Off of Lovers Rock White Shark P
29/09/08 12:30 29/09/08 11:45 Glenelg Tyre Reef White Shark P
27/09/08 09:30 27/09/08 02:30 Brighton Jetty   P
25/09/08 18:00 24/09/08 20:00 Black Point   P
07/09/08 12:30 07/09/08 12:30 Glenelg Tyre Reef White Shark P
05/09/08 17:30 05/09/08 14:00 Blackburn Fishing Grounds White Shark P
26/08/08 16:30 26/08/08 10:30 Masillon Island (St Francis Group) White Shark A
26/08/08 09:30 25/08/08 10:30 Glenelg Tyre Reef White Shark P
14/08/08 13:40 13/08/08 15:00 Glenelg Tyre Reef White Shark P
13/08/08 14:00 13/08/08 14:00 St Peter Island White Shark P
23/06/08 11:50 23/06/08 10:00 800m from the Seacliff boat ramp White shark P
03/06/08 1100 02/06/08 1530 Glenelg Tyre Reef White shark P

12/05/08

0845

09/05/08

2400

60 metres off shore, Ardrossan

2 x white shark

P

03/05/08 1455 03/05/08 1455 Torrens Island unknown P
24/04/08 1130 23/04/08  - Between Seal Island and The Watchers white shark A
22/04/08 1400 22/04/08 - Curta Rocks (near Whalers Way) white shark A
15/04/08 0830 15/04/08 0830 500m off Marino white shark P
11/04/08 0800 10/04/08 1700 Glenelg Tyre Reef white shark P
17/03/08 1330  17/03/08 1315 Moana unknown S
15/03/08 1020 15/03/08 1015  Wallaroo unknown
10/03/08 1015 10/03/08 0945 Outer Harbour -Fairway Entrance Beacon white shark P
09/03/08 1900 09/03/08 1800 17 miles west of Port Victoria white shark P
06/03/08 1730 06/03/08 1530 2 km off Wirrina white shark P
06/03/08 1545 05/03/08 1535 3 km off Wirrina white shark
03/03/08 2230 03/03/08   Flat Rock near Avoid Bay white shark A
02/03/08 1640 02/03/08 1640 Brighton Jetty unknown P
02/03/08 1625 02/03/08 1625  North of Brighton Jetty unknown P
12/02/08 1200 11/02/08 1130 Kingscote jetty white shark P
11/02/08 1050 11/02/08 1030  St Kilda (1km inside black pole) unknown P
03/02/08 0945 03/02/08 0930 2 km off North Haven unknown P
30/01/08 1700 30/01/08   50m offshore, The Cove, Sellicks Beach  unknown S
21/01/08 1130 21/01/08 1130 200m off Largs Bay Jetty unknown P
14/01/08 1300 14/01/08 1300   unknown P
11/01/08 1910  11/01/08 1905   bronze whaler P
11/01/08 1220 08/01/08 1500 Farm Beach white shark P
11/01/08 0850 10/01/08 1130   white shark P
08/01/08 1300  08/01/08 1230 Port Lincoln town jetty  unknown P
07/01/08 1025 07/01/08 1020 Dutton Bay white shark P
01/01/08 1050 01/01/08 0600     P
01/01/08 0720 01/01/08 0720      P

 

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