A two-and-a-half metre great white shark has been sighted off Bengello beach.
The shark was sighted by the Department of Primary Industry’s aerial surveillance flight at 7.34am on Thursday, December 28.
No swimmers or surfers were seen on the beach, between Mourya’s North Head and Brouleee, at the time.
A shark or sharks have been sighted at the same time of year in the area for several years running.
In January this year, the nearby Moruya and North Head beaches were closed by lifeguards after a two-and-a-half meter shark was spotted 10 meters from shore on consecutive days.
On Sunday, January 17, 2017, a large shark was spotted off Bingie.
According to Lifeguarding Services Australia, the Eurobodalla averages a half dozen shark sightings each year and rips, rocks and heavy swell pose a much higher risk to beach-goers.
Lifeguards will patrol the following beaches in the Eurobodalla from 9am to 5pm today: Surf Beach, Malua Bay, Broulee, North Head, Moruya, Tuross Head, Dalmeny, and Narooma.
On January 7, 2015, beaches in the area were closed after a shark attack on a whale. Two 3.5 metre sharks were seen off South Broulee beach.
The following day, beaches in the area were closed again after another shark sighting.
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