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Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network

23 May 2020

Update on 23 May at 4:10 pm

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network. 

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 22 May

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Western Australian water users, due to a planned system outage affecting the Shark Monitoring Network on Saturday 23 May 2020.

Situation:

  • Due to the system outage, all tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network will be offline from 8am, Saturday 23 May, and expected to remain offline for approximately 10 hours.
  • The system outage is affecting all 32 satellite-linked receivers in the Shark Monitoring Network.
  • Reported shark sightings are not affected by this outage and will be published as normal through the Shark Notification System.

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, 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: 

The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts to assist them in responses have been notified of the planned outage affecting all tagged shark detections; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.

Extra information: 

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. 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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