Patrols extended with $350,000 funding boost as shark sightings surge
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Patrols extended with $350,000 funding boost as shark sightings surge

Aerial patrols of West Australian beaches are being extended beyond April for the first time as whale strandings and a bumper salmon run contribute to a surge in shark sightings.

Surf Life Saving WA has been provided about $350,000 in additional funding to continue daily patrols in the South West region and metropolitan areas until May 27.

Alejandro Travaglini was attacked by a shark near Gracetown.

Alejandro Travaglini was attacked by a shark near Gracetown.

The third leg of the Margaret River Pro was called off last month after two recreational surfers were mauled by sharks in separate incidents about 6 kilometres from one of the surfing competition's sites.

AAP 

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