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Shark ADVICE for Twilight Beach in the Shire of Esperance

Shark ADVICE for Twilight Beach in the Shire of Esperance

09 January 2020

Update on 9 January at 1pm

The Shire of Esperance has re-opened all beaches.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue coastal patrols in the Esperance area today.

Shark warning signs, installed by the Shire of Esperance, along local beaches and at both town boat ramps, remain in place to notify the public of recent shark activity.

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.

 

Update on 9 January at 7am

The Shire of Esperance has closed beaches from Fourth Beach to Twilight Beach.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue coastal patrols in the Esperance area today.

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.

Update on 8 January at 7:45am

The Shire of Esperance has closed beaches from West Beach to Eleven Mile Beach, including Twilight Beach.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will continue coastal patrols in this area today.

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.

Update on 7 January at 4:15pm

The Shire of Esperance has closed beaches from West Beach to Eleven Mile Beach.

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 on 7 January

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a confirmed white shark sighting at Twilight Beach in the Shire of Esperance.

Situation:

  • Fisheries officers have confirmed the shark sighting at 13:27pm on 7 January at Twilight Beach.
  • The initial report came from a member of the public.
  • Fisheries officers have observed two white sharks in the area.
  • To reduce the threat to people, Twilight Beach has now been closed.

What to do:

  • Follow beach closures in the Twilight Beach 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: 

Fisheries officers are working closely with WA Police and local authorities to monitor the sharks' movements.

The Shire of Esperance has closed the beach for the safety of water users. 

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 current alerts and warnings.

 

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