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Shark WARNING for Middleton Beach near Albany02 March 2017
A shark WARNING has been issued for Middleton Beach in the City of Albany after an increased number of tagged shark detections.
• A tagged tiger shark has been detected 69 times over the last two days by the satellite-linked shark monitoring receiver at Ellen Cove, near Middleton Beach.
• The frequency of these detections may indicate an increased likelihood of encountering a shark in this area.
• Middleton Beach has been closed by the City of Albany.
What to do:
• Obey beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
• Take extra caution in the Middleton Beach area.
• Beach users are encouraged to swim inside any special safety enclosures when the beach is open.
• 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 Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing:
Department of Fisheries have been patrolling on the water and will continue to monitor the situation. To help keep people safe, City of Albany Rangers will keep the beach closed until the situation is reviewed.
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 – www.twitter.com/SLSWA