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Swimmers warned after a whale carcass is spotted near Sydney beach

Shark season: Swimmers warned after a whale carcass is spotted near Sydney beach after two tourists were savaged in the Whitsundays

  •  NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have advised visitors not to swim
  •  Sharks were lured in to the Wattamolla waters where the carcass is floating 
  •  The warning comes after two tourists were attacked in the Whitsundays 

Beach-goers have been warned to stay vigilant of sharks after a whale carcass was spotted near a popular swimming spot. 

The lifeless mammal was first spotted drifting off the south coast of New South Wales on Tuesday.

Since then, sharks have been lured in to the Wattamolla waters where the carcass is floating. 

 

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have advised visitors not to swim, snorkel or dive in the shark-infested waters

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have advised visitors not to swim, snorkel or dive in the shark-infested waters.  

‘Due to a decaying whale carcass and shark activity that is currently in the immediate area,’ NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommended on their website. 

The warning comes after two tourists were savaged in the Whitsundays this week. 

On Friday, a 12-year-old girl was mauled by a shark on the northeast coast of Queensland. 

Hannah Papps remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital after the shark tore  a large piece of flesh from her upper thigh. 

The Melbourne school girl was swimming in Cid Harbour when she was viciously attacked by the shark.   

Twenty-four hours earlier, Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick was attacked in the same harbour. 

The 46-year-old underwent 18 hours of intensive surgery after she was attacked by  shark on Wednesday afternoon.    

She has since woken from the horrific attack and shown signs of a miraculous recovery. 

The life-less mammal was first spotted drifting off the south coast of New South Wales on Tuesday

The life-less mammal was first spotted drifting off the south coast of New South Wales on Tuesday

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