PHOTOS: Rare Whale Shark Spotted Off Hunter's Coast

Experts say it's an unusual sighting

PHOTOS: Rare Whale Shark Spotted Off Hunter's Coast

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A rare whale shark has been spotted off the coast of Port Stephens.

Warners Bay fisherman Steve Currie was chasing marlin about 50 km out to sea last Saturday, when the shark nudged his boat.

The shark was a juvenile, measuring about 6 metres long.

Marine experts say whale sharks are rarely seen off our coast, and are usually found in warm waters off WA's north.

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