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Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network Outage

Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network Outage

09 September 2021

Update on 9 September at 3:20pm

Scheduled maintenance of the Shark Monitoring Network has now been completed. 

32 of the 34 shark monitoring receivers are back online. The receivers located at Busselton and West Beach, Esperance remain offline.  

Tagged shark detection information has been reviewed during the time of the outage and no detections occurred during this period.

Switch on you 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. 

Update on 9 September at 10:15am

The planned system outage of the Shark Monitoring Network has been delayed.

The scheduled maintenance will commence at 12:00 noon on Thursday 9 September and is expected to remain offline for approximately 2 hours. 

The system outage is affecting all 34 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. 

Switch on you 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 8 September

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 Thursday, 9th September 2021 at 9:00am.

Situation:

  • Due to a scheduled maintenance, tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network will be offline from 9:00am, and it is proposed that the system will remain offline for approximately 2 hours. 
  • The system outage is affecting all 34 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 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: 

The relevant authorities that receive shark notifications to assist them in responses have been notified of the outage affecting 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 updates to this alert and to view other warnings and media releases.

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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