A Great White Shark nearly as big as "Jaws" was spotted just 100 metres from a South Australian surf beach yesterday. Estimated to be around 7 meters in length, the creature was spotted at Marino Rocks in Adelaide by a Helicopter. The beach was evacuated before the social media posts and spottings began to roll in.
Shark Alerts South Australia posted sightings on their Facebook page, a staff member claiming "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."
Adelaide local Chris Caputo recalled "I was fishing off my kayak on that reef from 10am till the moment the sirens and the chopper flying near me seemed to be following something. I could just hear the swimming carnival being cancelled which brought to my attention that if I stuck around I may become a snack."
Spottings around the Adelaide beach are common but the Great Whites that usually pay a curious visit are usually estimated to be around 2 meters long. The crew who spotted the Shark captured footage from the helicopter.