Man Climbs Atop Whale Carcass As Massive White Shark Lurks Nearby

Dustin Wicksell - Author
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Jan. 2 2017, Updated 1:49 a.m. ET

The ocean off Western Australia was the scene of a harrowing encounter, as an unidentified man climbed aboard a deceased whale, while tiger and great white sharks attracted by a free meal circled the area.

The dead humpback whale had drawn the attention of several boaters, as WAToday points out, while curious onlookers gathered to watch the sharks feed. Tony Capelutti, of the Department of Fisheries Shark Response Unit, related that there had been a number of shark sightings throughout the day, prompting warnings to boaters. As the Inquisitr has previously noted, Western Australia is home to several species of large sharks, including great whites.

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