Update on 16 April at 4.25pm:
Officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have assessed the whale and deemed today's weather conditions unfavourable for its removal .
Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development are currently assisting DBCA in developing a plan with a view to attempting a removal, as soon as weather conditions permit.
Surfers, divers and swimmers are advised to say out of the water in the Gracetown area, between North Point and Ellensbrook.
Alert issued on 16 April 2018:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Lefthanders near Gracetown in the Shire of Margaret River.