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Shark ADVICE for Trigelow Beach, east of Bremer Bay

Shark ADVICE for Trigelow Beach, east of Bremer Bay

07 January 2020

Update on 7 January at 11:45am

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has determined that the whale carcass at Trigelow Beach has decomposed significantly and been covered.

Additional caution is recommended by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, as any residue from the whale carcass may still attract sharks to the area.

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If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

Alert issued 9 December 2019

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being washed ashore at Trigelow Beach, east of Bremer Bay.

Situation:

  • The whale carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at 1.11pm. 
  • It is possible the carcass will 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 Bremer Bay area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers, and Parks and Wildlife Service officers.
  • 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: 

Fisheries officers are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

Extra information: 

Bring your Sea Sense to the beach. Stay informed 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. Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news  for current alerts and warnings.

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