Whale washes up at Kabeljous Beach

A Humpback whale of about 11 m in length washed up on Kabeljous Beach in Jeffrey’s Bay on Monday afternoon.

NSRI Jeffreys Bay station commander Rieghard Janse van Rensburg said the whale was found in a poor condition and was suffering.

He says the Marine Animal Stranding Network, Marine Scientists and Vets were alerted and activated.

A decision was made to humanely euthanise the whale on Tuesday morning in an operation carried out by the Police under the guidance of marine scientists and vets on the scene..

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The carcass was taken to the regional landfill site at Humansdorp to be disposed of.

The reason why the whale washed up on Kabeljous beach is unknown.

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