Great white sharks patrol Plettenberg Bay

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Great White sharks appear to be flocking to Plettenberg Bay in South Africa following the Easter holidaymakers, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI).

Ray Farnham, a local station commander, said that the bay was experiencing “a visible presence of Great White sharks in what we believe may be greater than normal numbers”.

It was suspected their presence was related to the tail end of the sardine run, and that they would remain in the area until early May.

“The sharks, ranging in length from about 3.5m to about seven metres, are visibly patrolling along our stretch of coast,” he said.

“We are appealing to members of the public to be cautious. Avoid swimming in the river mouths or where rip currents are strongest (particularly now with the Spring tide) as these are most likely to be the areas where the sharks will be feeding on fish,” Farnham said.

Source: SABC News