Shark seen cruising Dunedin's Andersons Bay video

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Jeff Ormandy captured the shark on camera on Wednesday morning along Dunedin's Andersons Bay.

A small shark has been spotted swimming around Dunedin harbour.

Jeff Ormandy captured the shark on camera on Wednesday morning.

The fish, which is understood to be a blue shark, was cruising around the Andersons Bay Inlet.


A blue shark filmed off Pukerua Bay last week, about two kilometres offshore. Vicki Streifler said she also saw another blue shark and two makos.

Ormandy said he captured the footage on his way to work at the University of Otago when he spotted the fin.

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"It was just cruising along the shoreline."

The shark spotted cruising Andersons Bay Inlet in Dunedin is believed to be a blue shark, like the one pictured.

The shark spotted cruising Andersons Bay Inlet in Dunedin is believed to be a blue shark, like the one pictured.

Ormandy said it was a "pretty unique" experience.

He had lived in the area for about four years, and in the Otago region his whole life, and this was the first time he had seen a shark in the small inlet.

However, it was not unusual to see sharks further out in the harbour, along with octopuses and kahawai.

Others had since spotted the shark, which was still in the inlet on Wednesday afternoon.

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This isn't the first time a shark has been spotted near people this summer.

Earlier this week a group of friends gathering fishing bait in Whangarei had a rare, hands-on encounter with a great white shark - in a spot where one of them normally went diving.

Hamish Clarke captured a video of the shark approaching the boat near Frenchman Island in Whangarei Heads while the group was out catching bait for an upcoming fishing competition. 

And earlier in February, five large sharks were spotted off the Kapiti Coast.

Just days before a shark was spotted at Mount Manganui's Pilot Bay.

A witness said the shark was about 2 metres long and just swimming around the area.

 - Stuff


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