Saturday, January 5, 2008

Great White Sharks at 100 Feet Rottnest Island

Score one for the science guys in Australia. A small team of dedicated researchers have been placing unmanned video cams down at 100 feet with some bait to see what's there. Beats paying some grad students to do the same job.

Since this is Australia to no ones great surprise a 10 foot Great White showed up and did a fly by completely caught on tape. Naturally the local news media has gone all "caddy-wompus" on this story.

Rottnest Island is just a few miles off of Perth.

Last we heard White Sharks were coming out of the tap water in Perth, but they are screaming about this video all the same.

Anytime you can get a Great White on tape we call that a good day. Of course it would be nice if they could have framed up this video a bit better and maybe tracked the shark a bit. Looks like the guys from Shark Diver will have to pack a few cages and go investigate.

Click here for the complete story and video.

Now, about the name of this island?