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Shark ADVICE for Torpedo Bay near Exmouth

Shark ADVICE for Torpedo Bay near Exmouth

10 February 2021

Update on 10th February 2021 12:30pm

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) have successfully removed the whale carcass from Torpedo Bay near Exmouth.

It is possible that residue from the carcass will continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.

DPIRD Fisheries advise taking additional caution in the Torpedo Bay area.

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 10th February 2021

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass reported to have come ashore at Torpedo Bay in the Shire of Exmouth.

Situation:

  • A whale carcass has been reported by Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) that washed up on the shoreline adjacent to the Bauden beach access track near Torpedo Bay in the Ningaloo Marine Park.
  • It is possible the decomposing 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 until the whale carcass is removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Torpedo Bay area.
  • 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: 

Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions DBCA are working to remove the carcass from the beach this morning. 

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.

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