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Shark ADVICE for Nickol Bay near Karratha22 July 2018
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported on a mudflat, 2 kilometres north of Karratha in Nickol Bay.
- The whale carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, at 7.30am.
- The carcass may attract sharks 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 Nickol Bay area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by local government rangers.
- Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking 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 response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and local land managers are monitoring the situation.
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information 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.
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