UPDATE 9am January 8: Department of Primary Industries’ aerial surveillance spotted two two-metre white sharks off Moruya Heads this morning. Lifeguarding Services Australia has been contacted. Life guards are patrolling the area with jet skis, and both North and South Head beaches remain closed.
UPDATE 3pm: Both beaches will remain closed for the day, after the Department of Primary Industries and Lifeguards report multiple white sharks over two metres in the Moruya area.
“We’re advising people not to swim in the area until we get a chance to re-evaluate tomorrow,” Lifeguarding Services Australia spokesman Stan Wall said.
8.30am: North Head and South Head beaches at Moruya are closed this morning, after fresh shark sightings, Lifeguarding Services Australia spokesman Stan Wall says.
According to the Department of Primary Industries, a three-metre unidentified shark was seen at Moruya Heads at 7.46am on Monday, January 7.
The department also reported a two-metre white shark was seen in the same area at 7.49am, and a 2.2-metre white shark was seen at Bengello at 7.50am.
Mr Wall said life guards were patrolling the area on jet skis to see if it would be safe to open the beach.
North Broulee beach was evacuated on Sunday, January 6, after aerial surveillance spotted a Great White Shark at 12.29pm the Department of Primary Industries said.
North Head and South Head beaches at Moruya were closed on Friday, following the sighting of a group of sharks of unknown size and species near North Head at about 7.30am on January 4.