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Shark incident North West Island, Capricornia Cays National Park

Applies 4 November 2019 to 6 July 2020

This alert applies to the following parks:

Due to a shark attack on North West Island on 8 January 2020, 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 or into the water from the beach (including in anchorages or where people are swimming).
  • Don't swim where fish are being cleaned.
  • Swim, surf, snorkel or dive with a buddy.

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

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Last updated:
9 January 2020