Useful tips

Will a bronze whaler attack humans?

Will a bronze whaler attack humans?

The bronze whaler is usually a harmless species – unless you are a spearfisherman. They’re commonly seen among swimmers and only become aggressive if there’s fish blood in the water. But Duffy assures that’s the only fatal attack from this species documented in New Zealand.

How do I identify a bronze whaler?

Bronze whalers are characterised by:

  1. bronze, copper in colour on dorsal side.
  2. pale cream to white undersides.
  3. long upper tail lobes.
  4. hook-shaped, non-serrated upper teeth.

Are bronze whalers harmless?

Bronze whalers (Carcharhinus brachyurus) are often spotted close to shore around Australian beaches. This species is not aggressive, and not often implicated in attacks, but is potentially dangerous to spearfishers carrying fresh catches and surfers.

Is a bronze whaler the same as a bull shark?

Whaler Shark including bull shark, spinner shark, dusky, blacktip, and bronze whalers (Carcharhinus spp) These sharks are grey to dusky bronze dorsally that fades to lighter ventrally. Fins of this species often have dusky or dark markings on their tips. Confusing species: Many other sharks.

Where are bronze whalers found?

The bronze whaler (Carcharhinus brachyurus) is found on the inshore continental shelf, usually in depths shallower than 100 m. Its Australian distribution extends southward from Coffs harbour in NSW to southern WA.

How long do bronze whalers live for?

about 25 years
The lifespan of the female Bronze Whaler Shark is about 25 years and 30 years for males.

Are there sharks in Broome?

And the one Broome shark death occurred off Broome, in deeper waters. As they said in their opening sentence, there are no guarantees, but I wouldn’t worry about sharks at Cable Beach at all. Cable Beach in Broome is safe for swimming for most of the tourist season, but not during the wet season.