CAPE TOWN – Surfers and beach-goers on the West Coast had yet another encounter with a beach whale – this time after the carcass of a Humpback whale washed up near Kreeftebaai between Big Bay and Melkbosstrand.
The young mammal washed up on Thursday June and was removed same day.
Tygerburger reports that Law enforcement officials were called out to the scene.
This incident mark the second time a Humpback Whale was washed ashore on West Coast. Earlier this year, on Monday 3 April, the carcass of another Humpback Whale up on a beach near the Milnerton lagoon.
The reasons for the Whales washing up are still undetermined.
Suzette Little, Mayco member for Area North, says last week’s carcass was that of a 12m juvenile Humpback.
“The City of Cape Town implemented its Stranded Whale Protocol and the animal was removed and taken to the landfill site at Vissershok,” she says.
Earlier same week the carcass of a Pygmy washed up on the beach, this time at Strandfontien Pavilion. The City says the Whale was found on Tuesday 6 June.
PHOTO: Humpback Whale washed up on Cape Town beach. Image: Supplied.