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Whale washes ashore on Clifton Glen beach

...it is suspected that the whale died due to injuries sustained from a ship strike.

A juvenile Southern Right whale carcass of approximately 6 to 7 metres washed ashore on Clifton Glen beach.

Eye-witnesses reported seeing a whale that washed ashore among the rocks on Saturday March 16, the Bakoven NSRI was subsequently alerted.

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) Marine Animal Stranding Network and the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts were informed.

Following the dispatch of CoCT Law Enforcement officers and CoCT Marine Animal Stranding members to the scene, the NSRI was requested to tow the carcass to the Oceana Power Boat Club (OPBC).

The whale carcass was successfully towed to OPBC by Two NSRI Table Bay sea rescue crafts, Spirit of Vodacom and Spirit of Day.

Oceans and Coasts along with Gregg Oelofse of the CoCT Marine Animal Stranding Network confirmed that it is suspected that the whale died due to injuries sustained from a ship strike.

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