PHOTOS: HUMPBACK WHALE IN SANDY BAY BEACH

File photo: The City was informed of the beached whale on Sunday morning. Picture: Reuters


 

Cape Town – A juvenile humpback whale beached at Sandy Bay beach in the early hours of Sunday Morning.

Personnel from the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Management Department and the National Department of Environmental Affairs are on the scene.

The public is requested to please avoid the area as the beach will remain closed for the rest of the day.

The City was informed of the beached whale on Sunday morning.

Officials from the National Department of Environmental Affairs have decided on euthanasia.

Once the process has been concluded the carcass will be towed to the Hout Bay harbour from where it will be taken to the landfill site at Vissershok.

The public is requested to avoid Sandy Bay beach and the Hout Bay harbour during the course of the day as the operation will only be completed late on Sunday evening.

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