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MEDMERRY WILDLIFE SHARK INVASION

Friday July 17th, 2015
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Nature wardens at the RSPBs Medmerry wild life site were amazed to see around fifty sharks swimming in the shallow tidal waters seemingly hunting for other marine wildlife that has settled in the nature reserve.

Peter Hughes, a warden at RSPB who captured footage of the event said:

"It was astonishing. There were just these huge fish everywhere in knee-deep water”, adding "We knew in time that this was going to be a great place for wildlife, but I don’t think anyone expected this"

The school of Sharks were identified as Smooth-Hounds and can be found in some shallow coastal waters, and often come close enough for anglers to catch. They grow to over 5 feet in length and can weigh up to 30 lb.

The RSPB Medmerry reserve is near Selsey, about 7 miles from Chichester. If you fancy visiting you are likely to see, Brent geese, lapwings, oystercatchers, Skylarks, wheatears, Oh and of course Sharks!!

VIEW THE VIDEO FOOTAGE http://news.sky.com/story/1520127/shark-invasion-50-spotted-on-sussex-coast

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