A Sydney beach has been temporarily closed after up to 15 hammerhead sharks were spotted close to the shore.
Beachgoers were swimming in the ocean when the juvenile sharks were spotted at Palm Beach, at the tip of Sydney's Northern Beaches, on Tuesday morning.
Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club told Yahoo News Australia the "very busy" beach was evacuated for roughly half an hour as crews checked the waters before concluding there was no risk present.
Temperatures at the famous beach, home of Channel Seven soap Home and Away, reached 27C on Tuesday.
The sharks were detected 200 metres from the flags, Nine News reported.
Attacks by hammerhead sharks are rare and there has never been a fatality from a hammerhead attack in Australia, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
The exact species of hammerhead shark sighted is unclear.
Last month two hammerhead sharks were spotted further down the coast at Bondi Beach, managing to evade netting in place at the world-famous beach.
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