Shark WARNING for Perth coastal watersCurrent Alerts and Warnings
A shark WARNING has been issued for Perth coastal waters and the offshore locations known as Mewstone and Straggler Reefs after confirmation of a number of white sharks in the Mewstone / Straggler Reefs area in the last few days.
- An unusual number of white sharks have been in the Mewstone and Straggler Reefs area in the past few days.
- It is possible that the frequency or duration of the recent reported sightings and detections may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in this area. The change in activity may be due to a change in environmental conditions – with an unusual abundance of Australian salmon also being noted off the Perth coast.
- Department of Fisheries researchers have been undertaking tagging in the area. Five white sharks have been caught, tagged and released.