Shark warning issued over whale carcass at Mindarie beach

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A SHARK warning has been issued for the Mindarie coast after the removal of a whale carcass Tuesday afternoon.

Parks and Wildlife Service officers removed the whale and issued the ‘shark advice’ in a statement.

“It is possible residue from this carcass to continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast,” the statement said.

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

What to do:

–Take additional caution in the Mindarie area

–Adhere to beach closures advised by local government rangers or Surf Life Saving WA

–Keep 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. Shark sighting information reported to police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed