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Shark ADVICE for Yallingup Beach, Yallingup

Shark ADVICE for Yallingup Beach, Yallingup

06 January 2016

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Yallingup Beach, in the City of Busselton.

 

Situation:
• The whale carcass was reported by the Department of Parks and Wildlife this morning, at the northern end of the Yallingup Town beach.
• Although the dead animal has already been removed, it is possible the carcass could act as an attractant that will 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 for the next few days.


What to do:
• Take additional caution in the Yallingup area.
• Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA. Yallingup beach is a Surf Life Saving WA patrolled beach, so we encourage water users to swim between the flags.
• 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:
The Department of Parks and Wildlife have removed the carcass.

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