29 Nov 2023

Shark filmed in Nelson probably a Great White says expert

From Morning Report, 7:57 am on 29 November 2023

An expert says a large shark filmed off a popular swimming beach in Nelson was very probably a Great White - and it should come as no surprise to anyone.

Great Whites are migrating en masse from the tropics to New Zealand right about now and can be found off most parts of the country.

The question is - what to do if you see one?

Conservation Department marine scientist Clinton Duffy spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.