message is being issued for Sorrento, Blairgowrie
The Victorian Fisheries Authority is assisting Wildlife Officers and Park Rangers with the management of a dead whale at Jubilee Point, Blairgowrie.
Due to the whale carcass there is an increased risk of sharks feeding near the beach.
It is possible the decomposing carcass will continue to act as an attractant that could lead to sharks coming close in to shore along this stretch of coast.
While it’s not uncommon for sharks to be present off the Victorian coast throughout the year, people should exercise additional caution until the whale carcass is removed or decomposes.
The Victorian Fisheries Authority is monitoring the situation and providing advice to relevant authorities.
Stay informed and do not enter the water at closed beaches.