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News and Alerts

10 July 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cape Leschenault near Seabird

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 10 July at 3:25pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have inspected the whale carcass that was washed ashore at Cape Leschenault, south of Seabird.

The whale carcass is drifting north within the surf zone and is now located approximately 1km south of Seabird town site. 

Parks and Wildlife officers and local rangers are monitoring the situation. 

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as the slowly decomposing whale carcass may 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. 

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26 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for Cliff Head south of Dongara

Current Alerts and Warnings

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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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03 July 2020

Shark WARNING for Metropolitan Beaches near Perth

Current Alerts and Warnings

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A shark WARNING has been issued for all metropolitan beaches in the Perth area after an increased number of reported shark detections.

11 June 2020

Shark ADVICE for Yeagarup Beach near Windy Harbour

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 11 June at 11:55am

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have inspected the whale carcass that was washed ashore on Yeagarup Beach in the Shire of Manjimup. 

The whale carcass has almost fully decomposed with only small fragments remaining.  

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.

08 June 2020

Shark INCIDENT at Tantabiddi Beach near Exmouth

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on the 8 June at 4:30pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has returned to routine coastal patrols in the Tantabiddi Beach 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.

02 June 2020

Shark WARNING for Fourth Beach near Esperance

Current Alerts and Warnings

Update on 2 June at 1:50pm

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Esperance shire rangers have conducted beach patrols in the Esperance area today following a reported shark interaction with a surfer at Fourth Beach, yesterday afternoon.  

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, 1km either side of BEN sign E1401 (Fourth Beach) will remain in place for at least 24 hours. 

Additional caution is recommended for all water users in this 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 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.

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.

18 May 2020

Shark ADVICE for White Point Beach Near Augusta

Current Alerts and Warnings

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

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.