1. Sharks love the color red. 2. Sharks are said to be attracted to dogs 3. It’s a mistake to bump into a shark with a boat – especially when following one like the above, at any speed.
At first Ben and I thought it was a tiger shark, like the one shown here chewing on the tail of a black stingray in the shallows. Now I am not so sure. Maybe it was a lemon shark?
The pictures have been examined by a shark scientist who wrote words to the effect: “It’s not a tiger shark, species unidentifiable”.
The confusion was sparked after we saw numerous tiger sharks on the reef shallows that same morning, attracted by possibly a harpooned dugong or turtle,something large that provided a good meal for many.
These were big sharks, 2.5 meters and upwards, with a single four meter long monster seen the next day.
Unusual for so many in a tight area without something having brought them in.
**Batt Reef** is a big sandy and shallow reef running some ten nautical miles in length, located off Port Douglas, Queensland.
(Yes. It’s where the popular TV celebrity was spiked in the chest by a similar-sized stingray).