Update on 7 August at 9:00am
A whale carcass that had come ashore 100 metres north of the main access to the beach, on 5 August 2019, has now been removed. A second whale carcass remains located on the north-east corner of Wedge Island.
The waters within a one kilometre radius of both locations are closed under a Regulation 44 closure issued by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, due to residue.
Divers, surfers and swimmers are advised to continue to take care as residues from the carcass may continue to act as an attractant to sharks.
Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600. All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.