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Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Scarborough

06 October 2020

Update on 6th October 2020 at 3:40pm: 

Services have been restored to the Shark Monitoring Network receiver located 2km off Scarborough.

The network is now fully operational.

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 24 September 2020

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued for Scarborough water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network at Scarborough beach.

Situation:

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that tagged shark detections from Shark Monitoring Network receiver located at 2km off Scarborough is currently offline.
  • There are currently two receivers out of service in the Scarborough area and the remainder of the Shark Monitoring Network has not been affected. 
  • Both the 1.5km and 2km offshore receivers are currently offline. The remaining inshore receiver located at Scarborough beach remains operational.  
  • Restoration of the service will require a maintenance crew to replace the receiver. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Scarborough area.
  • Adhere to 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 notifications to assist them in responses have been notified of the outage; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.

DPIRD will be working to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible. 

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 Monitoring Network forms part of a range of shark mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

 

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