Shark advice for Cheadanup Cliffs Beach

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2023 at 3:02:13 PM

A whale carcass has washed up at Cheadanup Cliffs Beach near Point Ann in the Fitzgerald River National Park and may attract sharks coming close in to shore.                                                                                                                                       

The whale carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at approximately 2:30pm on Monday 25 September 2023.

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 Cheadanup Cliffs Beach area, near Point Ann on the western side of the Fitzgerald River National Park.

Please follow the advice of officers on the ground and adhere to any beach closure signs.

Stay informed by checking for shark activity on the SharkSmart website, SharkSmart WA app or Surf Life Saving WA’s Twitter feed.

If you see a shark, please report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

Parks and Wildlife officers and other agencies are monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities. 

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