Officials from the City of Cape Town are currently exploring all avenues to remove a whale carcass that washed up on the rocks at the Sea Point Promenade on Wednesday, December 8. According to reports, the humpback reportedly washed up late Wednesday evening and was spotted by locals early Thursday morning.
Ward councillor Nicola Jowell said in a Facebook post that the City’s coastal management and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) will determine the next steps as the carcass is very large, but will likely be taken back out to sea.
“The experts will determine the best course of action. The Department of fisheries is also part of the engagements,” Jowell said.
NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon also confirmed that the NSRI has not yet been approached to assist with the removal of the carcass but would be available if asked, News 24 reports.
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Picture: Facebook/Nicola Jowell