More sharks than ever are migrating south to the seas off places like Sydney and Melbourne as water temperatures continue to rise

Australia’s east coast to be swarmed with killer sharks

There will be a greater than usual increase in shark activity along Australia’s east coast this summer as rising ocean temperatures make our waters more suitable for them, experts have warned.

More sharks than ever are migrating south to the seas off places like Sydney and Melbourne as water temperatures continue to rise.

Summer in particular will see sharks migrating from North Queensland to Sydney’s coastline where thousands will be flocking to the beach.

More sharks than ever are migrating south to the seas off places like Sydney and Melbourne as water temperatures continue to rise

More sharks than ever are migrating south to the seas off places like Sydney and Melbourne as water temperatures continue to rise

Prepare for an increase in shark activity along Australia's east coast this summer

Prepare for an increase in shark activity along Australia’s east coast this summer

‘With species that live on the east coast of Australia, we are seeing more migrate south than ever before because of increasing water temperatures,’ shark scientists from James Strut University Dr Colin Simpfendorfer said.

Dr Simpfendorfer said this is a global trend and as water temperatures rise he expects the increased shark activity to continue.

He said that warmer temperatures in summer always attract sharks migrating from northern Australia but now they could be here to stay.

‘Sharks are cold blooded so rising temperatures affect their behaviour,’ he said.

‘Sharks are a little more active in summer because of the warmer temperatures.’

Dr Simpfendorfer said there will be increased activity, particularly from bull sharks, along Sydney’s coastline.

Summer in particular will see sharks migrating from North Queensland to Sydney's coastline where thousands will be flocking to the beach (Bondi pictured)

Summer in particular will see sharks migrating from North Queensland to Sydney’s coastline where thousands will be flocking to the beach (Bondi pictured)

The best way of mitigating the risks when swimming is to swim at patrolled beaches between the flags

The best way of mitigating the risks when swimming is to swim at patrolled beaches between the flags

‘Sharks migrate south towards Sydney in summer’

‘Bull sharks migrate along the south coast a lot, they move from North Queensland to Sydney this time of year, and temperature is factor in their migration.’

He said the best way of ‘mitigating the risks’ when swimming is to swim at patrolled beaches between the flags.

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