The Dyers Island Conservation Trust has recently released this video documenting the healing progress of a male great white shark in the vicinity of Dyers Island. In late 2008, the shark sustained a relatively large injury along the vetebral column near the front of the primary dorsal fin. The video suggests that the injury was likely caused by a boat propeller.
The video documents the sharks’ healing progression over a 2-month period while the shark remained in the region. When the shark returned to the region in November, 2009, the wound appeared to have healed up amazingly, at least from a visual standpoint, and the shark did not seem to be suffering any permanent effects as a result of the injury.