The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) are expecting an increase in shark activity due to whale carcass that washed up on Strandfontein beach on Saturday, October 10. Bathers and surfers need to be extra vigilant in the area.
“NSRI are appealing to the public to be cautious on the False Bay coastline, particularly in the Strandfontein vicinity, where a whale carcass has washed ashore,” said Craig Lambinon, NSRI spokesperson.
Cape Town – Baden Powell Drive: beached Whale near Strandfontein pic.twitter.com/wwXMQNdBtX
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“Arrangements are being made by the City of Cape Town waste disposal management to remove the carcass over the next day or two,” Lambinon said.
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“We are appealing to the public to be cautious in case of increased shark activity. While no increased shark activity has been witnessed at this stage, it is normal for increase shark activity around a whale carcass and increased caution is advised,” said Lambinon.