If you’re heading to an Adelaide beach this weekend, you are far more likely to encounter a shark at one metro beach, although we’re told it’s no cause for alarm.
According to figures released by Surf Life Saving SA, 28 sharks have been spotted at Grange over the past two seasons.
That number outstrips any other Adelaide beach, the next closest is Sellicks where 17 shark sightings were reported over the same period.
However, Surf Life Saving SA says that Grange beach-goers should not be concerned about their next beach swim because most of the sharks spotted off the beach’s coast are of a species that does not typically attack humans.
According to The Advertiser, Henley Beach, Brighton, Normanville, Glenelg and Aldinga all recorded 12 or more sightings over the last two seasons.
The data also revealed that shark sightings at Adelaide beaches are up year-on-year, with 126 reported since October last year. There had been just 74 sightings along the coast by January last year.
Meanwhile, sightings across the whole state jumped from 45 in December 2019 to 71 in December 2020.