PICS: Another whale carcass washes up on Cape Town beach

2015-12-27 12:10
The whale carcass that had washed up on the Kommetjie beach. (Photos supplied)

The whale carcass that had washed up on the Kommetjie beach. (Photos supplied)

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Cape Town- Another humpback whale carcass had to be removed from a Cape Town beach after its body washed up onto the shore, this time at Kommetjie.

The city’s environmental spokesperson, Greg Oelofse, said the 9 metre mammal washed up on Christmas Day.

“The carcass was successfully removed yesterday [Saturday],” he said.

Oelofse said it was not unusual to see the whales wash up.

“In recent months we had a large number of whales feeding next to the coastline. It not unusual to have a few carcasses left behind,” he said.

It was the second whale to wash up on a Cape Town beach in less than a week.

On Wednesday, a 25-ton whale carcass had to be removed from Strand beach.

It attracted hundreds of spectators and the beach had to be closed while environmentalists transported it on a flatbed truck.

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