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Shark ADVICE for Little Long Point near Walpole

Shark ADVICE for Little Long Point near Walpole

04 September 2017

Alert level:
A shark ADVICE has been issued, due to a whale carcass being reported at Little Long Point near Walpole.

Situation:

  • The whale carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, at 12.35pm.
  • 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.
  • While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution until the incident is resolved.

What to do:

  • Take additional caution in the Little Long Point area.
  • Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Authorities.
  • 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.

What authorities are doing:
Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions are monitoring the situation.

Extra information:
Keep informed of the latest detection and 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.

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