A shark of the same species as the one that mauled a navy diver has been caught in Sydney Harbour.
Fisherman pulled a three-metre bull shark out of water less than 10 metres deep off Clifton Gardens on Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Navy clearance diver Able Seaman de Gelder was attacked by a 2.7-metre bull shark while on an exercise off Garden Island two weeks ago, losing a hand and leg as a result of the attack.
Tuesday's catch follows numerous warnings from shark experts and fishing guides that shark levels in the harbour are at record highs.
Surfer Glenn Orgias was mauled by a great white shark at Sydney's Bondi Beach a day after the attack on Mr de Gelder.
The 33-year-old was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst, where he underwent 10 hours of microsurgery to reattach the hand.
The two men remain in hospital, both in a stable condition.
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