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Shark ADVICE for Conspicuous Cliff Beach near Peaceful Bay, Denmark

Shark ADVICE for Conspicuous Cliff Beach near Peaceful Bay, Denmark

22 January 2020

Update on 22 January at 3pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions have removed the tiger shark carcass at Conspicuous Cliff Beach, near the town of Denmark.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

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

 

Alert issued on 21 January at 4pm

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a tiger shark carcass being reported at Conspicuous Cliff Beach, near the town of Denmark.

Situation:

  • The shark was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at 4.00pm.
  • Warning signs are in place on the beach to alert the public of the carcass. 
  • It is possible the decomposing carcass may act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.
  • While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution until the carcass is removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Conspicuous Cliff area.
  • Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app 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, SharkSmart WA app and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed

What authorities are doing: 

Parks and Wildlife officers intend to remove and dispose of the carcass, if present, tomorrow morning.

Extra information: 

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news  for current alerts and warnings.

 

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