A 9m Humpback whale carcass washed up on Clifton 4th on Tuesday, January 4, leaving a portion of the beach cornered off and swimming temporarily discouraged at our hotspot beach at the City of Cape Town’s official request.
Marine manager Gregg Oelofse expressed that the whale’s body would be removed and disposed of later on in the day, as per Sowetan Live. The wait is due to high tide needing to take place, when is around 4pm.
Coastal Management has made the request that those wishing to take a dip in Clifton’s waters avoid doing so at any of the Clifton beaches today while the whale’s carcass lies on the shore due to potential shark danger according.
This is the second whale carcass that’s washed ashore in the last two months, with the first being in Sea Point in December.
Picture: Twitter/ City of Cape Town