Environment

Cable Beach: Croc sighting

Broome shire has closed Cable Beach to swimmers.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DPaW

A shire spokesman issued this statement:

“Cable Beach near Gantheaume Pt has been closed to swimmers following a confirmed sighting of a crocodile about 2.5m long and 20m offshore, midway between Cable Beach and Gantheaume Pt and heading south.

“Shire Rangers and DPaW officers are monitoring, and any enquiries should be made to DPaW.”

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Monday, June 30th, 2014 Broome, Environment, Local Government Comments Off

Fitzroy River crocodile incidents

People fishing on the Fitzroy River had two separate encounters with crocodiles last week.

Courtesy DEC

Courtesy DEC

A woman caught a small crocodile on a hand line near Looma, and was pulling it in when a larger croc lunged at her.

Another croc took a pet dog on Saturday.

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 Environment Comments Off

Cyclone ‘all clear’

A cyclone ALL CLEAR has been issued for coastal and island communities from Mitchell Plateau to the NT border.

DFESThe tropical low approaching the coast is not expected to form a cyclone.

You can read DFES’ advice here:

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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 Environment Comments Off
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