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5 Jun 2019
4:22 pm

Whale carcass washes ashore at inaccessible spot near Cape Town harbour


The carcass of a 10-metre humpback whale has washed ashore south of the Black River mouth near the Cape Town harbour, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday.

Humpback whale.

The City said the carcass washed ashore on Tuesday evening. The normal protocol is for the City to remove the carcass. However, the City said it can’t reach the carcass at this stage.

“We will keep on monitoring the whale carcass until it is accessible for removal. The public can be assured that the washed-up carcass near the Cape Town harbour poses no risk to the beach or coastal users,” mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment Marian Nieuwoudt said.

“Once the sea moves the carcass to a better location where we can access it, we will remove it.”

– African News Agency (ANA)

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