An Australian shark expert has fuelled speculation that a man-eating great white shark is circling in waters off England’s Cornish coast.
Local shark experts have played down fears that a shark fin spotted by holidaymakers at the popular seaside resort town of St Ives belongs to a great white.
They have insisted the animal is a smaller basking shark, and not the killer fish.
But Australian marine biologist Dave Baxter said he believed the shark was a great white, usually only found in waters off Australia and South Africa.
“That’s definitely a great white, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind,” he said to The Sun newspaper after reviewing video footage of the shark fin filmed by the holidaymakers.
“The dorsal fin, its dark colouration and the way the tail moves