Shark ADVICE for Bloodwood Creek in the Ningaloo Marine ParkCurrent Alerts and Warnings
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass that has come ashore at Bloodwood Creek in the Ningaloo Marine Park, south of the Town of Exmouth.
- The whale carcass came ashore on the afternoon of the 16th of August 2016.
- Department of Parks and Wildlife has buried the carcass above the high water line near where it was washed up.
- Shark hazard signs are in place at this location.
- It is possible the decomposing carcass will continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.
- While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution while the whale carcass remains present in the area.
What to do:
- Take additional caution in the Bloodwood Creek area.
- Adhere to any beach closures.
- Keep informed of the latest detection and sighting information by checking the SharkSmart website 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 response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.