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This Monster Shark Is Going Viral And No One Knows If It's Real

A picture of a gigantic shark has gone viral on social media, with conflicting reports surrounding its validity.

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Two pictures of a gigantic shark apparently caught off the coast of northern NSW have been circulating on social media for a few days now.

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Speaking to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for the CSIRO said they had not been handed any shark, and that all they could do was identify it as a tiger shark.

The Daily Telegraph reports that they have had multiple people come forward claiming it was them who took the photos, with the exact location also changing between Seven Mile Beach, Tweed Heads, and Byron Bay itself.

BuzzFeed News has contacted the Cape Byron Marine Park regarding the shark and is awaiting a response.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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