Whale carcass sparks shark warning at Florida Beach

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THE City of Mandurah has removed a whale carcass from north Florida Beach in Mandurah after it was reported at 12pm yesterday.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development released a statement urging locals to exercise caution when entering the Mandurah beach.

The department said it was possible that residue from where the whale carcass was beached could lead to sharks coming close in to shore.

Water users should check the SharkSmart Activity Map or the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed before heading to their local beaches.

Shark sightings should be reported to the Water Police on 9442 8600.