Update on 26 April at 4.50pm:
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) has amended its Regulation 44 closure for Redgate to Foul Bay and another closure in the Hamelin Bay area so the closure remains in force until at least next Thursday evening.
DBCA officers today inspected seven whale carcasses that remain at six locations, which they assessed were decomposing slower than had been expected.
Three areas will remain closed for a further week, from the shoreline to two kilometres out to sea:
- Redgate Beach from the carpark along the whole of Redgate Beach,
- Hamelin Headland (White Cliff Point) to the northern end of Cosy Corner Beach, and
- Contos Springs to Grace Road Boranup Beach.
The areas are still subject to the DBCA Regulation 44 notice and will remain closed until Thursday 3 May at 6pm. A further assessment will be carried out, before the closure ends next Thursday.
Shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600.