On Thursday I went for a walk along Turners Beach with Mum, Marcus and Michael. Marcus spotted something and shouted his head off. He often does over-the-top excitement but this was really something. He'd found the carcass of a little shark, lying on its back, with its big toothy mouth grinning up at us. It was about 14 inches long.
IT'S A SHARK! IT'S A SHARK! Then he took it to another level. IT'S A PORT JACKSON SHARK - LOOK, IT'S LITTLE BACK FIN SPLITS INTO TWO!!! IT'S A PORT JACKSON SHARK!!!!
I do not know if he was right or not, but I was delighted by his enthusiasm and his interest in nature. He reads a LOT of natural history picture books. I wouldn't know a Port Jackson from a Grey Nurse myself.