Yanchep Beach has been closed following shark sightings after a whale carcass washed up on the beach near the Yanchep Lagoon. It was believed to have been sighted right near the shore earlier today. Department of Fisheries regional manager Tony Cappelluti said currently the sharks had access to the carcass, but that may change as the tide was changing.
"We don't know if the sharks have fed on the carcass," he said. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew has sighted four tiger sharks near the lagoon.
Thanks for letting me know, Bill.
When bluebottles sting, they release a powerful toxin, which is most often localised, but the venom has been known to travel to people's armpits and groins via the bloodstream. Stings can be fatal: four people in the Northern Hemisphere have died as a result of severe swelling caused by bluebottle stings. If you see bluebottles washed up on the beach, leave them alone. Even after they're dead, the slightest amount of moisture has been known to re-hydrate the poison and the stingers. So watch out!
All washed up along the edge of Yanchep Lagoon yesterday.
The pathway outside Capricorn Community House in Yanchep.
This is where on Sunday 4th March there will be an artist talk by Wendy Lugg.
Textile artist, Wendy Lugg, is an artist of international standing. Western Australian born and bred, Wendy has just completed her Artist Residency for the City of Wanneroo. This is a final opportunity for residents to share Wendy’s love of textiles, to see her fantastic collection of multicultural and heritage textiles, and to see examples of her dynamic art practice to date.
When: Sunday 4 March 2012, 1pm to 4pm
Where: Capricorn Community House, cr Two Rocks Rd & Lindsay Beach Boulevard
Cost: A free but booked event (limited to 25 patrons)
Yanchep (north of Perth), Western Australia, Australia
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Born Brighton, Sussex UK arrived Western Australia 1969 never turned back.