Massive Great White Shark Spotted Off Rottnest Island In Australia

Dustin Wicksell

A dead whale spotted off the coast of Western Australia has drawn a number of sharks to the area and now video has emerged of another, massive great white investigating boaters off Rottnest Island.

While the carcass has since washed ashore, as the Inquisitr recently noted, boaters flocked to the area last week, observing the sharks as they fed. Several videos have already come to light, revealing a number of interactions with curious tiger sharks in addition to several notably large great whites.

In the most recent video, uploaded by Tina Taraborrelli, boaters are visited by an extremely large great white, with an estimated girth between 1 and 1.5 meters. As Shark Attack News notes, the shark's robustness can almost certainly be attributed to the likelihood that it recently fed upon the deceased whale.

Though people in previous videos expressed a strong desire to immediately leave the area after encountering a white shark, the crew filming this particular encounter seemed to enjoy the great white's presence. Fully in awe of the white shark, they recorded it as it slowly circled behind their vessel.

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The dead whale became the focus of international attention last week when 26-year-old Harrison Williams dived into the shark infested waters, swimming to the carcass and climbing atop it. Though he was fully aware that sharks were in the area, Williams decided they would pose little threat as they were preoccupied with the whale. He later admitted that his actions were not well considered.

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[Image: Tina Taraborrelli via Shark Attack News]