Update 17 May:
Department of Parks and Wildlife has advised the carcass has now been removed, and signs will be removed at 2pm today.
Even though the carcass has been removed, as it could have been attracting sharks close to shore in the area since Friday, Department of Fisheries advise continued caution for water users in the area over the next few days.
Alert level (issued 12 May):
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported washed onto rocks, north of the Canal Rocks Boat Ramp, south of Yallingup.
- The 6m pilot whale carcass was reported by Department of Parks and Wildlife at 12:50 today.
- Department of Parks and Wildlife has advised the carcass is currently unable to be removed from the rocks.
- 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.
- Warning signage has been placed in the area.
- While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution in the Canal Rocks area.