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Australia Melbourne beaches closed after 'unusual' shark sightings

06:52  09 january  2017
06:52  09 january  2017 Source:   msn.com

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8 Jan 2017 - 10:44pm. Shark sightings close popular Melbourne beaches . Two popular Melbourne beaches , and a third on Victoria's Surf Coast, were temporarily closed on Sunday after more shark sightings near the shore.

Beaches were closed near Melbourne after five great white sharks were spotted. Fairhaven and Point Lonsdale beaches , both south west of Melbourne , were shut down on Friday afternoon after shark sightings .

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Some Melbourne beaches had closed due to a spare of “unusual” shark sightings. Among these beaches are Elwood Beach and St Kilda Beach, which are among Melbourne's most well-known swimming spots.

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Australian Beaches Closed After New Shark Sightings Australian beaches closed after new shark sightings Several beaches on the east coast of Australia were

Several beaches on the east coast of Australia were closed Sunday after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries. Beaches at the tourist hub of Ballina

According to reports, St Kilda Beach was forced to close just after 12.30pm on Sunday, Jan.3, after a 1.5-metre shark was spotted near an inflatable dinghy. “In my 25-plus years, this is the second time I’ve been involved at a shark sighting here at Elwood,” a local surf life saver told 9NEWS. The surf life saver said it was a rare occurrence.

Tiger Shark © Provided by IBT Australia Tiger Shark Fairhaven Beach, south of Anglesea on Victoria's coast, was also forced to close at about 2:00 p.m. There were two shark sightings in the area.

Another shark was also spotted near Anglesea. The species was believed to be a bronze whaler. The beach, unlike the others, remained opened.

Elwood Beach and St Kilda Beach have now been re-opened. Meanwhile, Fairhaven beach, on the Great Ocean Road, is still close after a number of shark sightings over the weekend.

Melbourne beaches safe for swimming

  Melbourne beaches safe for swimming Melbourne beachgoers have been given the green light to once again take a plunge in the bay after wild storms sent bateria levels through the roof. Environment Protection Authority Victoria on Tuesday said conditions had improved at the city's beaches overnight after a torrential downpour last Thursday sent large amounts of faecal pollution washing into Port Phillip Bay.

Several beaches on the east coast of Australia were closed on Sunday after fresh shark sightings as authorities warned swimmers to be vigilant following an attack that left a surfer with serious arm and leg injuries.

Beaches on Australia's New South Wales coast remained closed for the fifth day after sharks were sighted in Newcastle. Share Three sharks were also sighted three days back and the administration is trying to find out the reasons behind frequent shark - sightings in the area.

Fisheries Victoria revealed that there were more shark sightings this Christmas and New Year period than in the same period during the past years. "We are asking Victorians to keep up to date with the reported shark sightings and take heed of warnings," Fisheries Victoria director Travis Dowling said.

9News mentioned that the shark sightings occur as Melbourne experiences persistent hot temperatures. Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsey said that “Friday and Saturday are set to be very high danger again, so people need to be vigilant.”

Authorities assured that two Westpac rescue helicopters would continue to patrol over the summer. Meanwhile, fisheries Victoria has warned of a "three to four-year high" in the number of reported shark sightings in Victorian waters this summer.

Adelaide's South Road remains closed .
A busy section of South Road in Adelaide will remain closed on Thursday because of structural concerns with an overpass.The closure is expected to continue to disrupt thousands of motorists on Thursday as engineers and safety experts assess structural problems with the overpass and work on solutions.

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