A shark ADVICE has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Canal Rocks Beach, near Yallingup.
- The whale carcass was reported to be 500 metres south of Canal Rocks Beach on a rocky point, by a member of the public. The report was received at 4.39pm.
- It is possible the 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 Canal Rocks area.
- Adhere to beach closures advised by local government rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
- 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:
Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions staff are monitoring the situation.
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.