An Australian guy has been charged with stealing a tracking tag from an excellent white shark, reportedly surroundings off a string of false shark alarms in Western Australia.
Police within the the town of Albany charged the 48-year-old guy with stealing an “acoustic observe tag” used to trace nice white sharks off the coast, they stated in a remark won Wednesday.
He’s to stand Albany magistrates court docket on November 4.
Tagged sharks cause an alarm once they swim inside of vary of a community of 34 receivers dotted alongside the West Australian coast, giving folks real-time warnings of the chance at key places.
Regardless that police gave no additional main points, a document in The West Australian newspaper stated the person got rid of the tag when he stuck an excellent white shark by means of mistake after which launched it alive.
The tag then allegedly activate shark alarms seven instances between August 13 and September 4, the paper stated.