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Shark WARNING for Mullaloo Beach in the City of Joondalup

Shark WARNING for Mullaloo Beach in the City of Joondalup

31 December 2020

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for the Mullaloo Beach and Three Mile Reef in the Marmion Marine Park after an increased number of reported shark detections.

Situation:

  • A white shark has been detected multiple times on the 26/12/2020 and 31/12/2020 by a DPIRD shark monitoring receiver located 2.5 kilometres off Mullaloo Beach. 
  • It is possible that the frequency of the recent reported detections may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in this area. 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in waters between Mullaloo Beach area and Three Mile Reef.
  • 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), Local Government rangers and Surf Life Saving WA will continue to monitor the situation.

Extra information: 

It is not uncommon for sharks to be present off the coast throughout the year.  

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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