Another Shark Advice For South West

Whale carcass cleared up near Augusta

7 August 2017

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A humpback whale carcass off the coast of Flinders Bay could attract sharks to the area.

A shark advice has been issued after the carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at around 1pm Monday.

The advice covers Dead Finish Anchorage, Flinders Bay near Augusta.

While the carcass has been removed from the area, residue from where the whale beached itself may act as an attractant, leading to sharks coming close to shore.

People are being asked to exercise extra caution across this week.

Authorities are asking people to take additional caution if using the water in the area between Dead Finish Anchorage, Flinders Bay, and Augusta marina, as well as adhering to the beach closures and signs at nearby beaches.

If you do spot a shark, contact Water Police on 9442 8600.

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