Almost two Suburbans length of man eater was spotted off the Australian Coast this past week.
That’s 7 meters…
Or almost 23 feet if, like us, you could care less about the stupid metric system.
Just how big is that?
Check out this comparison.
THE number of shark sightings off SA coasts this summer — including this 7m great white at Marino Rocks on Sunday — is sharply higher than the same time in previous years.
Surf Lifesaving Australia says the huge shark — about the same size as the fictional monsters that terrorised folk in the Jaws series of movies — was seen about 200m offshore at Marino Rocks.
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue helicopter tried to herd the shark out to sea and it made its way in to deeper water and had not been seen again.
Police were alerted by surf lifesavers and participants at a junior Surf Life Saving Carnival at nearby Seacliff beach were cleared from the water.
“It’s the biggest I’ve ever seen as a crew member in the Westpac chopper. We put it down as 7m the photo really doesn’t do it justice,” an unnamed crew member wrote on the Facebook page of Shark Alerts SA.
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