Shark warning

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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An elelphant seal has washed ashore at rabbit hill surf spot at Yallingup beach
Camera IconAn elelphant seal has washed ashore at rabbit hill surf spot at Yallingup beach Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

An Elephant Seal carcass washed ashore at Rabbit Hill Surfing Spot near Yallingup today.

The Elephant Seal carcass was reported by Parks and Wildlife Service Officers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions at 2.15pm resulting in a shark advice warning being issued.

It is possible the carcass will act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore.

A Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development spokesperson said beachgoers should exercise caution until the Elephant Seal carcass is removed.

“Take additional caution in the Yallingup area. Adhere to beach closures advised by City of Busselton Rangers, Parks and Wildlife Service officers or Surf Life Saving WA,” she said.

“All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to land managers and relevant authorities and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.”

Fisheries officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development continue to monitor the situation.

Parks and Wildlife Service Officers from DBCA are working to remove the Elephant Seal carcass as quickly as possible.

Surfers can stay informed by checking the SharkSmart website.

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

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