News & Alerts
Shark ADVICE for Dailey River Beach, East of Duke of Orleans Bay near Esperance05 October 2023
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Dailey River Beach, East of Duke of Orleans Bay in the Shire of Esperance.
- The whale carcass was reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) by staff members approximately 6:00pm. The whale carcass was previously reported to be washed ashore at Table Island, in Duke of Orleans Bay.
- It is possible 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.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Duke of Orleans Bay 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:
DPIRD officers along with staff from the Shire of Esperance and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.
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.