Update: 5.05pm, 1 August 2016
The whale calf stranded inside Left Handers surf break at Cowaramup on Sunday 31 July has been washed out to sea and searches of the area have failed to locate it or the other whales that were in the vicinity.
- Authorities will continue to look for the whale in the coastal area near Cowaramup.
- It is possible the whale may wash ashore in another location and act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore.
Department of Fisheries advice for this update is for water users to continue to take additional caution near Cowaramup and other beaches in the area between Capes Naturaliste and Leeuwin.
Previous information at 31 July, 2016
A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to a whale being washed ashore inside Left Handers surf break Cowaramup.