Whale Carcass Washed Up Umhlanga – KZN

Whale Carcass Washed Up: Umhlanga – KZN

These pictures of a whale carcass that washed up on Umhlanga Beach in Kwazulu Natal were taken by Hasan Bux, an Off- Duty Reaction Officer this morning (Sunday).

The whale was found in the vicinity of the Umhlanga Lighthouse.

The humpback whale that washed up on the Umhlanga Beach on Sunday morning, will be cut up into pieces and removed.

KwaZulu-Natal metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Parbhoo Sewpersadh notedbthat the carcass, which was found around 06:00, will be removed by various authorities as they have done before.

The beach has been closed to the public as it is feared the carcass might attract sharks.

He said the whale was already in a state of decomposition when it washed up on shore and is believed to weigh between 4 and 6 tons.
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