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May 16, 2015
South Australia is renowned for its coastal towns and large population of Great White Sharks. Port Lincoln, a quaint municipality in South Australia, is located close to the tip of Eyre Peninsula and supports the largest fishing fleet in Australia. After the first European settlers arrived in 1839, Port Lincoln grew into a bustling hub of agriculture and commercial activity, particularly popular with pioneers and developers.
Port Lincoln’s proximity to the Neptune Islands, a breeding ground for fur-seals and sea lions, brings hordes of Great Whites to the area, making it a popular destination for shark sightings. The Great White Shark, or “white death,” can be found in every major ocean. Growing up to 19.7 feet (6 m) in length, the Great White Shark has the highest rate of reported and identified human fatalities from shark attacks.