Whale carcass sparks shark warning at Cheynes Beach

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The whale carcass at Cheynes Beach.
Camera IconThe whale carcass at Cheynes Beach. Credit: Ian Waugh

A six-metre humpback whale carcass has been removed from Cheynes Beach this afternoon but a shark warning remains in place.

The carcass sparked a warning when it was spotted by Parks and Wildlife officers at Cheynes Beach just after midday on Saturday.

It was 50m offshore and drifting towards the beach.

Beachgoers are warned to take extra care in the area and adhere to any closures by local rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

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You can stay informed by checkingthe Shark Activity Map on the SharkSmart website – www.sharksmart.com.au/shark-activity or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter account – twitter.com/SLSWA.

Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.

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