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Shark ADVICE for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

Shark ADVICE for Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth

12 October 2020

Update 12th October 2020 4:30pm

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have reopened beaches from Mildura Wreck (Northwest Cape) to Mauritius Beach.

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 issued on 12th October 2020 at 12:45pm

Alert level: 

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed shark sighting at Lighthouse Bay near Exmouth. 

Situation: 

  • Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) confirmed a white shark was sighted in Lighthouse Bay, near Exmouth at 11:10am.
  • To reduce the threat to people, DBCA have closed beaches from Mildura Wreck (Northwest Cape) to Mauritius Beach.

What to do: 

  • Take additional caution in the Lighthouse 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:

DPIRD Fisheries officers are working closely with land managers to monitor the shark’s movements. 

DBCA has closed the beach for the safety of water users. Once the shark has moved further offshore the beach will be reopened. At this stage it is unknown when this will be.   

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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