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Ian Klopper, NSRI Kommetjie station commander, said:At 14h30, Tuesday, 26th June, NSRI Kommetjie were alerted by an Estate Manager in Kommetjie reporting a whale carcass on Kommetjie Beach.We responded to investigate and we located the carcass of a Southern Right baby Whale fetus.The City of Cape Town Waste Management Department are arranging removal of the carcass.It is suspected that this 3.5 meter baby whale carcass is related to the same incident of an 18 meter Southern Right Whale carcass that was found floating off-shore of Kommetjie yesterday and that was towed to Hout Bay for recovery and disposal.It may be that the adult whale died during delivery of the baby and both whales died.This is being investigated by City of Cape Town Marine Authorities as a possibility.
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