Shark warning in Warnbro: Port Kennedy to Waikiki Beach

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A SHARK warning has been issued for Port Kennedy to Waikiki Beach, Warnbro after an increased number of reported shark detections.

A tiger shark has been detected 18 times over the past nine days.

The shark’s pattern of behaviour and the increased frequency of detections may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in this area.

Residents and visitors are urged to obey beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA and to take extra caution in the Port Kennedy to Waikiki Beach area.

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Beach goers can stay 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.

The Department of Fisheries will continue to monitor the situation.

To keep people safe, beaches may be closed.