A large Humpback whale has washed ashore near Cape Town Harbour, and due to its location the City has been unable to remove the deceased ocean mammal.
The whale carcass is roughly 10 meters in size and washed ashore on the evening of Tuesday, June 4 just south of the mouth of Black River near the Cape Town harbour.
The City is following necessary procedures to ensure it is removed but it has proven particularly difficult to access the carcass at this point in time.
The City is monitoring the carcass in the hopes that the currents will wash it into a more accessible area for removal.
“The public can be assured that the washed up carcass near the Cape Town harbour poses no risk to the beach or coastal users. Once the sea moves the carcass to a better location where we can access it, we will remove it,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment Marian Nieuwoudt.