SOUTHBROOM – Saturday, 28th July, 2012. Juvenile Humpback Whale found dead on rocks:
Alan Stilwell, NSRI Port Edward duty controller, said:
“At 09h45 on Saturday, 28th July, Port Edward volunteers responded to Southbroom, KZN – on the South Coast, where a whale was reported to be trapped on rocks.
“On arrival our Port Edward volunteers and members of the Natal Sharks Board found a juvenile humpback whale dead on the rocks.
“At high tide the whale carcass was able to be moved in the water by the volunteers and taken to the beach where the City Cleansing Department are tasked with removing the carcass.
“Samples of the whale have been taken for analysis by the Natal Sharks Board and the cause of death is unknown to NSRI.”