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Shark warning issued after multiple detections in South West

Meelup Beach. Photo: Supplied Dale Carne.

Authorities have issued a warning after a white shark was detected multiple times at Meelup Beach in the past week.

The tracked shark was pinged more than a dozen times between December 22 and December 28.

Authorities have warned, given the frequency and duration of the sea creatures activity, there is an increased likelihood of shark-human interaction at the beach.

What to do:

• Take additional caution in the Meelup Beach area.

• Adhere to beach closures advised by Local Government Rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.

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, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

Some beaches may be closed as Fisheries officers from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), Local Government Rangers and Surf Life Saving WA continue to monitor the situation.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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