Update on 17 September at 4.55pm
As an update to yesterday's report, a whale carcass has now been confirmed by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. It was located at 2:00pm.
It is possible the decomposing carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.
Water users should adhere to beach closures advised by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and people should exercise additional caution in the area.
Check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving Twitter feed before heading to your local beach.
If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600