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bronze whaler

n
(Animals) a shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, of southern Australian waters, having a bronze-coloured back
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Another Twitter user said it was a shark: "Having dived amongst them I can tell you that is, in fact, a Bronze Whaler Shark certainly not a dolphin bottlenose or any other variant."
Fishermen in Cape Town, South Africa, battle to free an eight-foot bronze whaler shark accidentally caught in their traditional seine net.
Jason the nature guide points out a bronze whaler shark terrorising a school of clownfish.
THE bronze whaler shark (carharhinus bruchyurus) is also known as a copper shark because of its colour.
Other species that have occasionally harmed humans are the blue shark (Prionace glauca), shortfin mako, great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran), oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris), dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscurus), gray reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), bronze whaler shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus), blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), and blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus).
In 2004, he was attacked by a 1.5m bronze whaler shark while spearfishing off the coast of Cervantes, Western Australia.
Earlier yesterday, a 31-yearold man was attacked by a bronze whaler shark while spear-fishing near Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
When he spotted a 4ft bronze whaler shark he jumped in and, after a wrestle, pulled it on to the jetty.
'It was the trip of a lifetime,' said 47-year-old John Griffiths, from Tonyrefail, who landed the 320lb bronze whaler shark that was the heaviest fish.
The shark [ETH] a 6ft-long black-tip bronze whaler shark [ETH] had wrapped its jaws around my right thigh, and the teeth marks ran from the top of my thigh right down to my knee.
The main quarry was the mighty bronze whaler shark, and the lads managed at least a couple apiece, including a 242lb monster for club chairman Mick Graham.