Why Is This Great White Shark Lurking Off An Australian Beach?

Dustin Wicksell - Author

Dec. 16 2014, Updated 7:36 a.m. ET

A single great white shark has been repeatedly observed lurking off Warnbro Sound in Western Australia over the last week, prompting locals to question why the oceanic predator had decided to make its temporary home in the waters off Perth.

According to WA Today, a receiver that is part of a state government shark monitoring network has detected the great white more than 50 times in the last week. Situated just 800 meters off shore, the receiver first picked up the shark’s signal off Warnbro Sound on the afternoon of December 9, alerting locals to a new presence in their waters.

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