Whale shark lost in the southern ocean?

A West Australian sardine fisherman has described how a rare tropical whale shark surfaced near his boat in the Southern Ocean, surprising himself and local scientists.

Once Mr Westerberg realised it was a whale shark, he knew he was witnessing a rare event and contacted local marine biologist Brad Norman as soon as he got back to shore.

Mr Norman told him it was the first time a whale shark had been spotted so far south.


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