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Shark ADVICE for Cowaramup Bay Boat Ramp, Gracetown in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Shark ADVICE for Cowaramup Bay Boat Ramp, Gracetown in the Shire of Augusta Margaret River

04 July 2022

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Cowaramup Bay Boat Ramp, Gracetown in the Shire of Augusta - Margaret River.

Situation:

  • Officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have confirmed a 3 metre white shark sighting. 
  • The initial report came from a member of the public at 8:45am. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Cowaramup Bay, Gracetown area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • 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: 

DPIRD will continue to monitor the situation. 

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 – www.twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.

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