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Shark ADVICE for Trigelow and House beaches near Bremer Bay06 November 2018
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale and dolphin carcass being reported at Trigelow and House beaches, both being to the north of Bremer Bay in the Shire of Jerramungup.
- The whale carcass was reported by a Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Fisheries Officer at 9:40am, and the dolphin carcass was reported by a member of the public at 9:45am.
- It is possible the decomposing carcasses 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 while the carcasses are present.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Bremer Bay area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
- Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website 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 response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
Fisheries officers, along with staff from the Shire of Jerramungup, are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.
Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.
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