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Shark ADVICE for Rockingham Beach, Near Rockingham

Shark ADVICE for Rockingham Beach, Near Rockingham

03 February 2021

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a Dolphin carcass being reported at Rockingham Beach in the City of Rockingham.

Situation:

  • A juvenile dolphin carcass was spotted in the water by a Fisheries Officer this morning at Rockingham Beach in the City of Rockingham.
  • Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) removed the carcass shortly after it was reported.
  • It is possible that residue from the carcass will continue to 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 in the area.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Rockingham Beach area.
  • 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: 

DBCA officers have transported the carcass to Murdoch University for scientific analysis.

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 current alerts and warnings.

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