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Swimmers warned as tagged great white shark stalking Meelup beach returns



The same tagged great white shark stalking tourist hotspot Meelup beach for just over a week returned again last night — setting off receivers four times in less than an hour.

Surf Life Saving WA issued alerts for the shark at 9:54pm, 10:22pm, 10:27pm and 10:33pm on Sunday night, however the popular South West beach remains open.

The predator was detected several times by the Meelup receiver between January 13 and 16, prompting SharkSmart to issue a warning to swimmers which is still current.

Peter Godfrey, shark operations manager for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, said all detections at Meelup since the alert was issued on January 16, bar one, had been for the same shark.

“We had one detection at…

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