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Shark ADVICE for Point Peron Beach near Rockingham

Shark ADVICE for Point Peron Beach near Rockingham

10 May 2021

Update on 10th May 2021 at 1:46pm

The City of Rockingham has now removed the sea lion carcass from Point Peron Beach.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from where the sea lion carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

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 level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a sea lion carcass at Point Peron Beach in the City of Rockingham.

Situation:

  • The sea lion carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) at 12:08hrs.
  • The carcass is 3 meters offshore on the south side of Point Peron. 
  • 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 carcass is removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Point Peron Beach 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 DBCA along with rangers for the City of Rockingham 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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