Washed up whale carcass prompts shark warning at Two Peoples Bay beach

Stuart McGuckinAlbany Advertiser
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Beachgoers have been warned to take extra caution at Two Peoples Bay beach in the coming days over concerns a decomposing whale carcass may attract shark activity.

A member of the public reported the carcass at about 5.30pm on Saturday leading to the Department of Primary Industries issuing a warning via its SharkSmart WA app.

DPIRD officers are monitoring the situation with staff from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions which will provide advice to relevant authorities.

DPIRD advises the public to take additional caution in the area, stay informed by using the SharkSmart app and report any shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600.

“It is possible the decomposing carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close into shore along this stretch of coast,” the DPIRD warning states.

“While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Western Australian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution.”

The warning remained on the app as of early Monday afternoon.

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