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BREAKING NEWS: Beached whale washes up at Amanzimtoti


TOTI beachgoers were in for a shock when they discovered a beached whale on Pipeline Beach this morning (21 August).

It was a sad sight for most who watched the whale’s body roll in the waves

The sight of a gill plate remnants indicated that the four-ton sub-adult humpback whale was already dead according to a beach official.

READ: Beached whale is being butchered (with video)  (July 31, 2014)

The beached whale

Parks department law enforcement is on the beach dealing with the whale while they wait for the arrival of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and NSRI who are said to bring a Tractor Loader Backhoe (TL) truck to dispose or bury the carcass.

Waves roll and push the whale closer to the shore

Updates to follow.

WATCH: Whale washes up at Pipeline Beach

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Lauren Beukes

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