Sharks circle whale carcass in Pilbara shipping channel

Tom ZaunmayrPilbara News
VideoThey're everywhere! dozens of tiger sharks have been filmed feeding on a whale carcass found floating north east of Karratha on Saturday

A whale carcass has been found floating off the Pilbara coast near Wickham, about 50km north-east of Karratha.

The dead whale was spotted on Saturday morning by Hone Heke drifting east of the shipping channel 18km offshore from Point Samson.

A video and photos taken by Mr Heke show several tiger sharks feeding on the carcass.

Three tiger sharks feeding on the dead whale.
Camera IconThree tiger sharks feeding on the dead whale. Credit: Hone Heke.

Mr Heke urged caution to any spear fisherman out in the area this weekend.

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The Department of Fisheries has been notified.

VideoFootage of sharks feeding on a whale carcass off the Pilbara coast

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