There are reports of a rotting whale carcass on the shore at  Flinders back beach, leaving a slick of blubber and oil in the water.   The carcass is attacting attention from a Great White Shark that has been sighted in the area.

This increases the risk of shark attack at Flinders and nearby Westerport Beaches, so please think twice about venturing out on the water in this area for the moment!