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Shark ADVICE for White Hills Beach near Mandurah

Shark ADVICE for White Hills Beach near Mandurah

06 March 2021

Update on 6 March at 3:20pm

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) have successfully removed the dolphin carcass from White Hills Beach.

Additional caution is recommended by DPIRD, as any residue from where the dolphin carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the 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 on 6 March

Alert level:

A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a dolphin carcass at White Hills Beach in the City of Mandurah.

Situation:

  • The dolphin carcass was reported by a member of the public at 10:45am. 
  • The dolphin carcass is located 10 km south of the White Hills Beach entrance track.
  • It is possible the decomposing 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 dolphin carcass is removed.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the White Hills 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: 

Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are monitoring the situation.

Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) and staff from the City of Mandurah are working to remove the carcass. 

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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