Shark WARNING continues for Perth coastal watersCurrent Alerts and Warnings
A shark WARNING has been updated and re-issued for Perth coastal waters and offshore locations including Garden Island, following high numbers of detections of bronze whaler sharks on the Shark Monitoring Network in the last seven days.
- An unusual number of bronze whaler sharks have been detected at Garden Island on the Shark Monitoring Network receiver in the last seven days. A smaller number of bronze whaler detections have also occurred at Bickley Point and Strickland Bay, Rottnest, and a white shark has been detected at Garden Island.
- It is possible the frequency or duration of the recent reported sightings and detections may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in Perth metropolitan waters.
- The change in activity may be due to a change in environmental conditions – such as the presence of schooling fish including pink snapper and Australian salmon.