Shark warning after beached whale dies
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)