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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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
|Date of Report||Time of Report||Date of Sighting||Time of Sighting||Sighting Location||Shark Species||Identifier|
|31/12/10||N/A||31/12/10||N/A||Port Willunga||not specified||P|
|15/12/10||13:30||14/12/10||12:30||Semaphore Beach 1.5km from shore||not specified||P|
|13/12/10||18:45||13/12/10||18:45||Port Willunga. 50m off shore||not specified||P|
|06/12/10||19:40||06/12/10||19:37||Grange Beach swimming near jetty. Approx 20m from shore||Bronze Whaler||P|
|28/10/10||09:30||28/10/10||13:45||Henley Beach Jetty||not specified||P|
|27/10/10||14:00||25/10/10||17:30||Grange Tye Reef. three nautical miles from shore||Great White||P|
|23/09/10||17:30||23/09/10||17:28||12km north of Outer Harbor||Great White||P|
|13/05/10||16:00||12/05/10||16:00||Sarin Marine Farm (Port Lincoln)||not given||P|
Moonta Bay jetty
|14/04/10||18:10||13/04/10||10:45||Breakwater at Penneshaw on Kangeroo Island alongside where the ferry pulls in.||Great White||P|
|06/04/10||14:15||05/04/10||17:30||6km off of O'Sullivans Beach||Tiger Shark||P|
|11/03/10||14:12||11/03/10||not given||D'Estrees Bay||Great White||P|
|07/03/10||18:00||06/03/10||evening||5m deep at north side of Masselon Island||2 X Great Whites||P|
|05/02/10||14:24||24/01/10||15:00||200 metres off of Port Hughes||not given||P|
|12/01/10||13:50||09/01/10||14:37||1Km north of Tumby Bay jetty||Hammerhead||S|
|08/01/10||12:20||07/01/10||08:58||1km north of Henley jetty 500m offshore||not given||S|
|08/01/10||12:00||08/01/10||11:51||100m off Port Willunga heading toward beach||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||06/01/10||17:01||not specified||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||06/01/10||14:03||Henley Beach. 50 Metres offshore heading South||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||06/01/10||06:02||200m North of Brighton Beach||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||05/01/10||18:16||75m off Moana Beach||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||05/01/10||16:47||not specified||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||05/01/10||15:26||not specified||Bronze Whaler||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||05/01/10||14:25||100-150m off of Grange Beach||not given||S|
|08/01/10||10:00||04/01/10||14:41||200m off shore near Semaphore Anchorage Marina||not given||S|