Update on 8 August at 2.35pm
Please note that yesterday's alert incorrectly said DBCA staff removed the whale carcass.
Removal of the carcass was actually carried out by the City of Wanneroo officers.
The carcass was removed from Claytons Surf Spot, not Mindarie Beach as first reported.
Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as residue from the whale carcass may still attract sharks to the Mindarie area.
Water users should check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches.
Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600