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Shark ADVICE for House Beach near Bremer Bay

Shark ADVICE for House Beach near Bremer Bay

13 March 2021

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to three dolphin carcasses at House Beach in Bremer Bay in the Shire of Jerramungup.

Situation:

  • The dolphin carcasses were reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), at 4:11pm. 
  • It is possible the decomposing carcasses 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 dolphin carcasses are removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Bremer Bay 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: 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), along with staff DBCA 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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