Shark warn­ing af­ter beached whale dies

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - NEWS -

THE beached whale car­cass near Sedge­field on the South­ern Cape coast will soon be re­moved, but the Na­tional Sea Res­cue In­sti­tute (NSRI) yes­ter­day warned of pos­si­ble in­creased shark ac­tiv­ity in the area.

On Fri­day, the NSRI was alerted to a whale beach­ing at Sedge­field Beach, be­tween the Swartvlei River mouth and the beach, spokesper­son Craig Lam­bi­non said. The NSRI Mon­tagu Prop­erty Quad Bike with NSRI swim­mers, SANParks rangers, Cape Na­ture mem­bers and marine au­thor­i­ties went to the scene.

An 8.83 me­tre ju­ve­nile hump­back whale was thrash­ing around in shal­low surf, mak­ing it too dan­ger­ous to reach it. “It ap­peared the whale would use the spring high tide to re­turn to sea, but sadly it beached and died.” – African News Agency/ANA (ANA)

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