VIDEO: Dozens of sharks and a whale feed just metres off an Australian beach in a popular tourism region

A whale and the sharks surround the bait fish. Screenshot NSWDPI

Astonishing footage has emerged of dozens of sharks and a whale feeding on baitfish just beyond the surf break in the tourism region of Forster/Tuncurry on the New South Wales mid north coast.

White, bull and bronze whaler sharks are among the predators chasing the fish, while a Bryde’s whale, a baleen feeder, also joins the feast.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries posted the footage, taken from a chopper as part of regular aerial surveillance, on YouTube.

Here’s the footage:

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