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Shark incident - Hook Passage, Whitsunday Islands

Applies until 17 November 2019.

This alert applies to the following parks:

Due to a shark attack in Hook Passage on Tuesday 29 October, visitors are urged to be SharkSmart:

  • Don’t swim at dawn or dusk.
  • Always swim in clear water (not in murky water, busy anchorages, estuary mouths or canals).
  • Don’t throw food scraps or fish waste overboard (including in anchorages or where people are swimming).
  • Don’t swim where fish are being cleaned.
  • Swim, surf, snorkel or dive with a buddy.
  • Follow local signage and swim between the flags at patrolled beaches.

For more information go to https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/sharksmart.

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1 November 2019