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Shark ADVICE for notifications to the Twitter feed

Shark ADVICE for notifications to the Twitter feed

17 August 2019

Updated 17 August at 1:20pm

The system fault restricting shark notifications from being automatically published on Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed has been fully restored.

All reported shark sighting notifications and tagged shark detections are being published on the SharkSmart website and are also being automatically published on SLSWA Twitter feed

Bring you Sea Sense to the beach. Stay information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity.

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

 

Updated 12 August at 11:12am

The system fault restricting shark notifications from being automatically published on Surf Life Saving WA’s (SLSWA) Twitter feed has been partially restored.

Tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network are now being automatically published on SLSWA Twitter feed. Reported shark sightings continue to be affected by the fault.

All reported shark sighting notifications and tagged shark detections are being published on the SharkSmart website.

Bring you Sea Sense to the beach. Stay information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity.

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

 

Alert issued on 5 August

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a temporary system fault that is restricting shark notifications from being automatically published on Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.

All reported shark sighting notifications and tagged shark detections are still being published on the SharkSmart website.

Situation:

  • An issue was identified recently that has affected the automatic uploading of shark notifications to the Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.
  • Reported shark sightings and tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network are still being published on the SharkSmart website, but are not being automatically uploaded to Twitter.
  • Technicians are investigating the issue and an update will be provided once all systems are operational.

What to do:

  • Adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Use your Sea Sense and stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website.
  • 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.

What authorities are doing: 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will be working to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible. 

Extra information: 

Stay informed by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or check www.sharksmart.com.au/news  for current alerts and warnings.

The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

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