Shark fears close WA beach

Shark fears close WA beach

A BEACH has been closed off amid fears of sharks after whale carcasses washed ashore.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has issued a shark advice for Wedge Island Beach.

The whale carcass reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers in July remained at the north-east corner of the island.

A whale carcass which came ashore 100 metres north of the main access to the beach on Monday, has been removed.

A shark advice has been issued for Wedge Island Beach.

According to the advice, it was possible the decomposing carcass would continue to act as an attractant, leading sharks to come closer in this stretch of coast.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has closed off the beach for the safety of water users and reopening of the beach is unknown at this stage.

Waters within a kilometre radius of both carcass locations are closed due to the residue.

Parks and Wildlife Service Officers are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.

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