The NSRI and the Bitou Municipality are appealing to the public to exercise caution on the Keurbooms River and along the Plettenberg Bay coastline due to shark activity.
During a routine exercise on Wednesday evening, 18 May, on the Keurbooms River, the NSRI Plettenberg Bay came across a Great White Shark, approximate length 3.5 meters, in the Keurbooms River.
The shark was spotted about 300 meters upstream of the Keurbooms River Mouth – about half way between the river mouth and the N2 bridge.
It is unusual to find a shark in the river itself.
Marine Scientists suspect that the shark may be ill or disorientated.
The warning is a precaution to alert the public of the presence of a shark in the Keurbooms River and a reminder that at this time of year sharks are known to feed inshore along the coastline and increased shark activity has been noticed along the Plettenberg Bay coastline.