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Shark ADVICE for Cosy Corner near Denmark

Shark ADVICE for Cosy Corner near Denmark

07 August 2019

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a 2.5 metre pilot whale carcass being reported at Cosy Corner Beach, East of Denmark. The carcass has been removed this afternoon by the Albany Council, however residues from the carcass may still act as a shark attractant in the area.


  • The whale carcass was reported by Water Police at 10.21am.
  • It is possible the area where the carcass was found, may continue to 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 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Cosy Corner Beach area.
  • 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. 

What authorities are doing: 

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

Extra information: 

Bring your Sea Sense to the beach. Stay informed 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.

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