2009 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
28/12/09  07:00  24/12/09  05:05  200m north of Murray Mouth 60m off shore  not given 
23/12/09  09:30 22/12/09 16:35  Sellicks Beach, 200m offshore  not given
23/12/09  09:30 22/12/09 16:25   50m offshore from Onkapringa point at north end of Milwana Beach not given 
23/12/09  09:30  22/12/09  14:45  Approximately 50m off shore from Port Noarlunga  Great White
22/12/09  13:28  21/12/09  17:00  150m off Largs Bay Beach  not given P
16/12/09 15:02  16/12/09  not given  150m off of Henley/Grange Beaches  not given 
14/12/09 18:26  14/12/09  18:00  Approximately 1km off shore at Black Point near Ardrossan  Hammerhead
07/12/09 12:11  7/12/09 11:30  50m off Moana Beach  not given  P
02/12/09  12:15  2/12/09  not given 50m from shore heading north in line with esplanande at Port Willunga  not given  F
02/12/09  12:15  2/12/09  not given 

50m from shore at Port Willunga 

 not given
01/12/09 19:21  1/12/09  19:15  Caught and released with a NSW tag  not given 
01/12/09 15:05  1/12/09  not given 

20 metres off shore in front of Malcolm Reserve at Semaphore Beach

not given F
01/12/09  14:49  1/12/09  not given 50 metres from shore in front of Peddler Ck outlet at Seaford  not given P
17/11/09  11:08  17/11/09  10:30  4km off West Beach boat ramp Great white  P
13/11/09 15:35  07/11/09  12:00 Off of Normanville  not given P
10/11/09 18:14  06/11/09  09:45  Approximately 100-200 metres from shore of West Beach  Great White 
10/11/09 11:04  08/11/09  not given  Second Valley  not given 
09/11/09 09:21  07/11/09 11:00

GPS Mark: 34 58 150 EAST IS 138 27 950 Approx distance from shore: HALFWAY TO THE TYRE REEF 4 KM

Great White P
01/11/09 09:33 31/10/09  09:00 & 10:00

SUBMARINE BLOCKS AT NORTH HAVEN/ ST KILDA BOAT RAMP. SAW 2 DIFFERENT SHARKS AN HOUR APART. ONE HAS WHITE SPOT ON DORSAL FIN.

Great White
22/10/09  09:45  22/10/09 08:00 End of Port Germain jetty Great White P
18/10/09 14:04 18/10/09 14:00 CARRICKALINGA BEACH - DIRECTLY IN LINE FROM TOILET BLOCK Approx distance from shore: 300 METRES Probably a Great White P
07/10/09 09:08 05/10/09 14:00 6km northwest of Corny Point> Approx 5km offshore White pointer P
30/09/09 15:51 17/09/09 14:30 Approx 4km off shore near Edithburgh Great White P
28/09/09 08:13 28/09/09 07:30 Half way between Port Stanvac (near desal plant) and Hallet Cove Most Likely a Great White P
29/03/09 11:50  16/03/09  12:00  15 nautical miles off Arno Bay  Unknown
25/03/09 20:15 25/03/09  19:10  Tulka  Unknown 
25/03/09 14:00 25/03/09 13:55 Grange Beach Unknown F
21/03/09 14:00  20/03/09  20:00  Glenelg Tyre Reef  White Shark 
23/02/09   23/02/09   Grange Jetty Unknown F
12/02/09   12/02/09   West Beach- River Torrens ocean entry Unknown P
21/01/09 14:50  21/01/09  14:50  200m offshore Seaford  Bronze Whaler 
21/01/09 10:40  21/01/09  10:40  200m offshore Grange  Unknown 
20/01/09 12:20  20/01/09  12:10  150m offshore between Henley and Grange Jetties  Unknown 
19/01/09 19:15  19/01/09  19:15  Henley Jetty  Bronze Whaler 
16/01/09 14:10  16/01/09  14:10  25m offshore Grange Jetty  Unknown 
16/01/09 11:30 16/01/09  11:30  30m offshore Seaford  Bronze Whaler 
13/01/09 17:15 13/01/09  17:15  5om off Maslin Beach  Unknown
13/01/09 15:50  13/01/09  15:50  100m off Grange Jetty  Unknown S
12/01/09 16:50 12/01/09  16:50  Henley Jetty  Unknown 
12/01/09 14:25  12/01/09  14:25  150m north of Grange Jetty  Bronze whaler  S
12/01/09 14:09  12/01/09 14:09 50m off shore Tennyson Beach Unknown  F
10/1/09 18:00 10/01/09  17:55  Grange Jetty  Unknown
10/01/09 09:40  10/01/09  09:40  Brighton Jetty  Unknown 
09/01/09 16:22  09/01/09  16:22  Grange  Unknown 
08/01/09 17:15  08/01/09  17:15  Grange  Unknown 
08/01/09 13:25  08/01/09  13:25  Grange  Unknown 
07/01/09 14:40  07/01/09  14:40  Seaford  Unknown 
06/01/09  19:00  06/01/09  19:00  Port Stanvac  Unknown 
06/01/09 19:00 06/01/09 19:00 Thistle Island (southern Spencer Gulf) White shark A
06/01/09 17:26  06/01/09  17:26  north of Grange Jetty  Unknown 
06/01/09 08:48  06/01/09  08:48  200m north of Grange Jetty  Unknown 
05/01/09 17:00 05/01/09 17:00  80m off Grange  Unknown S
05/01/09 15:00 05/01/09 15:00 100m off Grange Unknown
05/01/09 12:30  05/01/09  12:30  70m off Henley Jetty  Unknown S
02/01/09 14:50  02/01/09  14:40  Between Henley and Grange jetties  Unknown P
02/01/09 10:45 02/01/09  10:45  50m off Seacliff  Unknown

 

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