GREY REEF WHALER SHARK attacks flippers

greyreefwhaler (15k image)
A frame from 16mm film taken at Chesterfield Reef during that first expedition with Wally Muller.

This shark was believed to be \highly territorial\ at this remote location. It made several fast rushes at the small group of divers and snorkellers.

The shark apparently resented the wet suited invaders entering its territory.

No injuries occured but it was a very anxious time for those concerned. The swim fins belonged to **Roy Bisson** the art director at **Fathom** magazine.

Dr Richard Ibara captured the sequence on 16mm. It appears in the documentary film \**Australian Seafari**.\

Author: thejohnharding3

This blog is a combination of: 1. Polynesian atolls 'people of the sea' (1969) 2. Australian surfing and spear fishing 1960s 3. Underwater photography and film making CONTENTS are mixed. Use 'categories' 'search' or scroll through. In time more text will be added to existing posts. (REFRESH your browser). Enjoy the contents, tell friends.

One thought on “GREY REEF WHALER SHARK attacks flippers”

  1. Hey John,

    My name is Brian K. and I work at Discovery Communications. I’m interested in this grey reef shark encounter and other stories you have from your archives.

    Is there a chance we can have a chat to discuss?



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