The NSRI and City of Cape Town Marine Animal Stranding Network are appealing for caution after a Bryde’s whale carcass washed up on Long Beach in Kommetjie.
“NSRI and City of Cape Town (CoCT) Marine Animal Stranding Network are appealing to surfers, paddlers and bathers on the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, particularly in the Long Beach, Kommetjie and Noordhoek areas, to be cautious following a Bryde’s whale carcass that has washed up on Long Beach, Kommetjie, on Monday 10 August,” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon in a statement.
CAUTION: A Brydes whale carcass has washed up at Longbeach, Kommetjie and a drone has spotted a number of sharks (unknown species) in the area. Water users are advised to exercise extreme caution and use an alternative beach until the carcass is removed tomorrow. #BeSharkSmart pic.twitter.com/Exb1LZEEIx
— Shark Spotters (@SharkSpotters) August 10, 2020
They are warning beach-goers about the carcass because it has attracted noticeable increased shark activity in the area.
CoCT Solid Waste Management are arrange for the removal of the whale carcass.