A shark advice has been issued due to a whale carcass being reported at Tagon Beach, Cape Arid east of Esperance.
The carcass washed ashore and Shark Smart warns it may attract sharks.
Shark warning signs have been erected as a precaution.
The decomposing carcass could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along the stretch of coast.
While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the WA coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution until the whale carcass is removed.
Shark Smart warns to adhere to beach closures advised by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, shire 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.
All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
Biodiversity Department officers are monitoring the situation and are providing advice to relevant authorities.
Check www.sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.