Surfers and swimmers are being urged to remain vigilant following the sighting of a shark at Byron Bay this morning.
The NSW Government’s ‘Shark Smart’ twitter account said surfers had been evacuated from Brays Beach after the 2.5m shark was spotted swimming close to shore.
The organisation also said that numerous bait balls had been sighted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries aerial team, with dolphins feeding between Suffolk and Tallows Beach.
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Anyone heading out into the water today are being warned to remain alert.
NSWDPI aerial team report a 2.5m unidentified shark species at Brays Beach, Byron. Surfers evacuated as shark headed to shore #SharkSmart
— SharkSmart (@NSWSharkSmart) December 12, 2016