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Shark ADVICE for Albany’s Ellen Cove monitoring receiver

Shark ADVICE for Albany’s Ellen Cove monitoring receiver

10 February 2019

Update on 10 February at 11.30am

The partial system outage for the Shark Monitoring Network, relating to the Ellen Cove satellite-linked receiver has now been resolved. This concluded maintenance means the Shark Monitoring Network is now fully operational again.

Keep informed of the latest detections and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600

Alert issued on 4 February

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to an outage in the Shark Monitoring Network receiver at Ellen Cove, Albany.

Situation:

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development advise that tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network satellite-linked receiver located at Ellen Cove, Albany, are currently offline.
  • This is the only receiver out of service and the remainder of the Shark Monitoring Network has not been affected.
  • The remainder of the Shark Monitoring Network is fully operational. 
  • The Ellen Cove receiver is out of operation until further notice.
  • Department staff are investigating the fault. 
  • Repairs will require a maintenance crew to assess the full extent of the work required. 
  • Extra caution is advised for water users in this location.

What to do:

  • Adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking 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 response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed. 

What authorities are doing: 
The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts, to assist them in responses, have been notified of the outage; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will be working to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible. 

Extra information: 
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings. The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

 

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