AN increased number of reported shark detections has prompted a shark warning for metropolitan Perth beaches, with two beaches closed.
A white shark was detected by the Leighton, Cottesloe and North Cottesloe shark monitoring network receivers from 3.35am to midday today.
Cottesloe and North Cottesloe beaches are closed as rangers, Surf Life Saving WA and Fisheries officers continue to monitor the situation.
Fisheries advise that multiple tagged white shark detections of the same shark by Shark Monitoring Network receivers, have caused some metropolitan beaches to be closed. https://t.co/59vyPUp8Tv
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According to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the frequency of recent reported shark sightings may increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in these beaches.
Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news or Surf Life Saving WA’s twitter feed for current alerts and warnings.
If you see a shark, report it to the Water Police on 9442 8600.