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REVEALED: The Coast’s Shark Attack Hot Spots

One quarter provoked

REVEALED: The Coast’s Shark Attack Hot Spots

Avoca Beach is a local hot spot for shark attacks.

Researchers from University Of Newcastle and Macquarie Uni have had a look at every mauling off Australia's coastline over the 20 years.

They've found more than a third of the eight incidents on the Central Coast were at Avoca.

The most recent of them, back in November, saw a British doctor suffer arm injuries when he was bitten by a two metre beast.

Other locations for the attacks included:

  • Lake Beach, Budgewoi
  • Crackneck Point, Bateau Bay,
  • And Macmasters Beach

The analysis also showed one quarter of the Coast’s attacks were provoked.

None were fatal, while all but two caused injury to the victim.