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Shark ADVICE for Reef Beach west of Bremer Bay03 March 2023
Update on 3 March 2023 at 9:45am
The Shire of Jerramungup have advised that the whale carcass reported at Reef Beach, west of Bremer Bay is no longer in place.
Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as residue from where the whale carcass was located 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 issued on 6 February
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Reef Beach west of Bremer Bay in the Shire of Jerramungup.
- The whale carcass was reported to Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development at approximately 9:20am.
- It is possible the decomposing carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close into 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 Reef Beach area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers.
- 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), Local Government Authorities are monitoring the situation.
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 – www.twitter.com/SLSWA. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.