Aussie man shows just how hard it is to spot exotic sea creatures on our shores

Aussie man shows just how hard it is to spot hidden sea creatures on the shore – so can you see the animal lurking?

  • Brodie Moss is an Australian adventurer who travels around the northern region
  • He showcased a bizarre sea creature hiding in the shallows of a reef
  • The video sparked a discussion about native wildlife Down Under 

An Australian adventurer has shared incredible footage of a seemingly empty sandbank with a creature lurking just below the water – but it’s not visible to the naked eye.

Brodie Moss runs a successful TikTok account showcasing some of the amazing native sea creatures that exist in Australia’s northern regions, including turtles, sharks and crabs.

On Sunday he shared a video of an isle he had pulled up on with his dog, pausing to look in the sand at a sea creature that could barely be detected.

Brodie Moss runs a successful TikTok account showcasing some of the amazing native sea creatures that exist in Australia's northern regions, including turtles, sharks and crabs

Brodie Moss runs a successful TikTok account showcasing some of the amazing native sea creatures that exist in Australia’s northern regions, including turtles, sharks and crabs

‘Woah, check this out. Looks like there is nothing here, right? Well, wait for it,’ he said to the camera.

Carefully sliding his hands into the sand Mr Moss scooped up an Eastern Shovelnose Ray that had been hiding in the shallows.

As it comes into contact with his hands the young man lurches backward as it darts away, back into the open ocean. 

The Eastern Shovelnose Ray is easily recognisable by its wedge-shaped disc, its long triangular snout and its colouration. 

'Woah, check this out. Looks like there is nothing here, right? Well, wait for it,' he said to the camera

‘Woah, check this out. Looks like there is nothing here, right? Well, wait for it,’ he said to the camera

Its diet includes penaeid prawns, carid shrimps, stomatopods, crabs and other crustacea, as well as fishes and mollusks.

It’s native to Australia and often found in warmer water on the eastern side. 

‘How on earth did you see that,’ one of his followers queried.

‘Great eyes! What did you notice? The dorsal and caudal fins?’ said another.

The post is reminiscent of another video shot by a young dad in Western Australia.

Carefully sliding his hands into the sand Mr Moss scooped up an Eastern Shovelnose Ray that had been hiding in the shallows

As it comes into contact with his hands the young man lurches backward as it darts away, back into the open ocean

Carefully sliding his hands into the sand Mr Moss scooped up an Eastern Shovelnose Ray that had been hiding in the shallows

He can be seen checking to see if a beach is safe to swim in before noticing something deadly lurking in the water.

BJ and Janelle have been travelling around Australia full-time with their two young children since May 2021 so they’re well-versed in the sometimes compromising landscape that is Down Under.

In a video shared on their Instagram Getting Lost Is Being Found, BJ walked up to the surface of crystal clear water at Shark Bay, Western Australia, and shook his foot, creating ripples in the surf.

BJ and Janelle have been travelling around Australia full-time with their two young children since May 2021 so they're well-versed in the sometimes compromising landscape that is Down Under

BJ and Janelle have been travelling around Australia full-time with their two young children since May 2021 so they’re well-versed in the sometimes compromising landscape that is Down Under

Immediately a shadow appeared just in front of him and swam closer, revealing itself to be a large tiger shark thrashing around in the shallows. 

‘We were headed in for a swim and spotted a fin so my husband splashed a little to see if it was aggressive and it came straight at him,’ Janelle told FEMAIL.

‘We decided not to swim with the kids there.’

While it’s common to see sharks in its namesake of Shark Bay they’re not usually so far in at the shoreline, the family said.

Immediately a shadow appeared just in front of him and swam closer, revealing itself to be a large tiger shark thrashing around in the shallows

'We were headed in for a swim and spotted a fin so my husband splashed a little to see if it was aggressive and it came straight at him,' Janelle told FEMAIL

Immediately a shadow appeared just in front of him and swam closer, revealing itself to be a large tiger shark thrashing around in the shallows

While it's common to see sharks in its namesake of Shark Bay they're not usually so far in at the shoreline, the family said

While it’s common to see sharks in its namesake of Shark Bay they’re not usually so far in at the shoreline, the family said

Their followers were shocked by how hard it was to spot the shark initially despite the sunny day and clear water.

‘Despite the clear water, it was hard to see until it hit the very shallow water,’ one woman remarked.

‘Lol. I was prepared to laugh at people being overly paranoid but then it popped up. Ok fair,’ said another.

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