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Shark WARNING for Oyster Stacks near Exmouth

Shark WARNING for Oyster Stacks near Exmouth

02 June 2022

Alert level:

A shark WARNING has been issued for Oyster Stacks in the Shire of Exmouth after a reported shark incident.

Situation:

  • The shark incident was reported by a member of the public at approximately 1:30pm on Thursday 2 June 2022.
  • A female swimmer was involved in a minor shark incident with an unknown species of shark, which occurred at approximately 12:15pm on Wednesday 1 June 2022. The incident has been confirmed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) 

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Oyster Stacks 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: 

DPIRD officers and relevant authorities are monitoring the situation. 

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 – www.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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