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Shark ADVICE for the WA Shark Monitoring Network – Leighton22 June 2022
Alert update: 22 June at 1:40pm
Maintenance on the Leighton shark monitoring receiver has been completed and is now operational. The Ocean Reef and 3.5km off Trigg receivers remain offline.
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.
Issued on 21 June 2022:
A shark ADVICE has been issued for Leighton Beach water users, due to a partial outage in the Shark Monitoring Network at Leighton.
- The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) advise that tagged shark detections from Shark Monitoring Network receiver located at Leighton will be offline from approximately 12 noon today.
- The Leighton receiver is undergoing scheduled maintenance.
- DPIRD staff are working to complete maintenance to the receiver as soon as possible.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Leighton Beach 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:
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 Leighton receiver to full operational status as soon as possible.
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 – www.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.