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Shark ADVICE for Emu Point in the City of Albany

Shark ADVICE for Emu Point in the City of Albany

27 April 2021

Update on 27th April 2021 at 1:05pm

The City of Albany have re-opened the beach adjacent to BEN sign AL1917 (address; sea wall 100m south-west of the Firth St and Boongarrie St intersection).

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Update on 25th April 2021 at 10:46am

Officers from the City of Albany have removed the whale carcass from Emu Point.

The City of Albany have closed the beach adjacent to BEN sign AL1917 (address; sea wall 100m south-west of the Firth St and Boongarrie St intersection) as whale carcass residue may continue to act as a shark attractant.

Switch on your Sea Sense and stay informed of shark activity information by checking the SharkSmart website, download the SharkSmart WA app or follow Surf Life Saving WA Twitter.

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

Alert issue 25th April 2021 at 10:20am

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Emu Point in the City of Albany.

Situation:

  • A small whale carcass was reported by the City of Albany at 9:42am.
  • 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.
  • 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 whale carcass is removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Emu Point 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:

Officers from the City of Albany are working to remove the whale carcass.

Officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

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 updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.

 

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