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26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cliff Head south of Dongara

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Cliff Head, south of Dongara in the Shire of Irwin.

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18 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for White Point Beach Near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at White Point Beach in the Shire of Augusta 

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12 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Yeagarup Beach near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Yeagarup Beach in the Shire of Manjimup.

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26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Warnbro satellite-linked receiver

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 26 May at 7:55am

Services have been restored to the Warnbro Shark Monitoring Network receiver. The network is now fully operational.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

25 May 2020

Flotsam, jetsam and shark data-recording receivers

Media Release

​Following the weekend’s wild weather, which is continuing today, the oceans along our coastline are likely to wash up some intriguing items and we hope it’s not any of the technology used to record or monitor tagged shark activity in Western Australian waters.

23 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 23 May at 4:10 pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter. 

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

07 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Eagles Nest Beach, Near Denmark

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 7 May at 3:00pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conversation and Attractions have inspected the area and the whale carcass is no longer in place at Eagles Nest Beach, within the Shire of Denmark.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the whale carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area. 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter. 

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. 

30 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Cowaramup Bay (Gracetown)

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 30 April at 10:40am

Services have been restored to the Cowaramup Bay Shark Monitoring Network receiver.

The network is now fully operational.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

28 April 2020

Shark ADVICE for Belvidere Beach near Australind

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 28 April at 4:50pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have successfully removed the whale carcass from Belvidere Beach near Australind.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the whale carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. 

26 April 2020

SMART drumline trial to be extended by 12 months

Media Release
  • An extra $2.832 million allocated to study SMART drumline management of sharks
  • Chief Scientist says rigorous scientific evaluation of non-lethal trial needs more data