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Half A Shark Washes Up On Australian Beach

Half A Shark Washes Up On Australian Beach

The bloody carcass was spotted during a guided tour of an island off the coast of Australia

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

A group of tourists got the shock of a lifetime when they came across a half-eaten shark that had washed up on the shores of Australia.

G'Day Adventure Tours was leading a group on a trip around Bribie Island, just off the coast of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, when they came across the mauled carcass.

But according to the tour operator's owner Jason Brown, the holidaymakers weren't fazed by the experience.

Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: "The tourists all thought it was very cool as it's not something you see every day."

After making the fairly gruesome discovery, Mr Brown shared a pair of bloody photos of the find on the company's Facebook page.

Tourists came across the dead shark during a tour of Birbie Island.
G'Day Adventure Tours

They were shared with the caption: "Crazy seeing this on the beach today! Something big has had a nice feed on it."

It's understood that the beach where the dead shark was found is actually a very popular swimming spot - a fact that didn't escape many of those who commented on the post.

Recalling their own recent visit, one concerned holidaymaker wrote: "We were swimming in this water all day and sharks are eating sharks."

"Was swimming right at that spot on Friday," said another.

Jason Brown said the tourists kept their cool during the encounter.
G'Day Adventure Tours

But in an attempt to put people's minds at ease about the possibility of coming face to face with one of these guys in the water, Mr Brown said it was extremely rare.

He told the publication: "There hasn't been a proper attack there in 43 years."

But this isn't the first time we have seen evidence of sharks attacking each other.

In July last year, footage emerged of two great white sharks lunging at each other in a frenzied attack captured on camera.

The incredible scenes air in National Geographic WILD's shocking show Cannibal Sharks, which aired as part of the channel's annual Sharkfest extravaganza.

The doc investigated rising reports of the apex predators preying on their own kind.

It's incredibly rare footage, but professor Mark Meekan, from the Australian Institute for Marine Science, reveals that all sharks are cannibals - even fearsome great whites.

He said: "It's not just one rogue shark attacking other sharks or even one species of shark attacking other sharks, it's lots of different sharks turning on each other."

Featured Image Credit: G'Day Adventure Tours

Topics: Sharks, World News, Interesting, Facebook, Weird, Animals, Australia