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Detection notifications restored in Shark Notification System

Detection notifications restored in Shark Notification System

06 January 2017

Alert level:
This morning’s partial outage in the shark notification system, affecting the automatic notification of tagged shark detections, has now been rectified and the network is fully restored.

Situation:

  • Today’s temporary outage of automatic notifications of tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network was caused by a technical issue that has been resolved.
  • The outage did not affect the sightings element of the notification system, which remained fully operational, so water users were still able to call any sightings into Water Police for posting as usual.
  • Any tagged shark detections that may have occurred on the Shark Monitoring Network during the outage were being manually monitored, ready to be posted to Twitter and SharkSmart. However, no detections occurred during the outage period. 

What to do:

  • Always adhere to any beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
  • Keep informed of the latest 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 Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.

What authorities are doing:
The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts to assist them in responses have been notified that services are fully restored; including the Surf Life Saving WA, WA Police and relevant local government rangers.

Extra information:
Keep informed of the latest sighting information by checking the Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.

The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place.  See www.sharksmart.com.au for additional information.

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