Whale sparks shark fears

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
VideoWatch the time-lapse of a dead whale being removed with heavy machinery.

A shark advice remains in place after a whale carcass washed up south of Buffalo Beach near The Cut.

The carcass – believed to be a humpback and about 5m in length – was reported to Parks and Wildlife Service officers about 2pm Saturday.

The whale carcass washed up near The Cut in Bunbury.
Camera IconThe whale carcass washed up near The Cut in Bunbury. Credit: Supplied / South Western Times

People in the area were asked to be careful in local waters as the decomposing whale could attract sharks closer to shore.

The carcass is the second to wash up in the South West in as many weeks with a 12m humpback whale washing up in Bunbury on September 9.

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