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Shark ADVICE for Reef Beach west of Bremer Bay

Shark ADVICE for Reef Beach west of Bremer Bay

24 September 2015

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass that has washed ashore at a location known as “Reef Beach” approximately 26 kilometres west of Bremer Bay.

(Location 34.48391S; 119.14244E)

Situation:

  • The whale carcass was reported by the Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  • It is possible the carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.
  • While it is not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution while the carcass remains in the vicinity.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the area.
  • Adhere to any 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:
The Department of Fisheries and Shire of Jerramungup are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

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