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Two new satellite-linked tagged shark monitoring receivers have been deployed in Esperance.
Friday 23 June 2017

Esperance receivers online and ready to detect tagged sharks

Two new satellite-linked tagged shark monitors have been installed at Kelp Beds and West Beach in Esperance.

The location of the monitors at the popular surfing beaches follows a period of public consultation across the Esperance community and forms part of a comprehensive shark mitigation policy recently launched by the WA Government.

The receivers can detect tagged sharks that swim within range, with real-time alerts uploaded directly to the SharkSmart activity map.

Tweets are also posted from Surf Life Saving WA’s twitter feed, notifying their more than 46,000 followers of a potential shark hazard, with information which is also shared with beach managers, such as lifeguards or rangers, so they can take appropriate action.

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