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Shark INCIDENT at Tantabiddi Beach near Exmouth

Shark INCIDENT at Tantabiddi Beach near Exmouth

08 June 2020

Update on the 8 June at 4:30pm

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has returned to routine coastal patrols in the Tantabiddi Beach 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 the 6 June

Alert level:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) are currently involved in assisting with a shark incident at Tantabiddi Beach in the Ningaloo Marine Park near Exmouth.

Situation:

  • A woman received non-life threatening injuries after being bitten by an unknown species of shark at approximately 10:30am today.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Tantabiddi 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 from DPIRD and Parks and Wildlife Officers from Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will continue monitoring the area today, and from 8am tomorrow morning. 

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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