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The NSRI and City of Cape Town (CoCT) Marine Animal Stranding Network are appealing to surfers, paddlers and bathers on the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town, particularly in the Long Beach, Kommetjie and Noordhoek areas, to be cautious following a Bryde's whale carcass that has washed up on Long Beach, Kommetjie, on Monday 10 August.

The whale carcass is attracting noticeable increased shark activity in the area and caution is advised.The CoCT's Solid Waste Management will arrange for the removal of the whale carcass.

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The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity organisation that saves lives on South African waters – both coastal and inland. Our goal is to prevent drowning through rescue operations, education and prevention initiatives.

Operating from base stations along the SA coastline, and on inland dams, our rescue volunteers are on call, at all hours, every day of the year. Our rescue crew receives no payment and neither do we charge the people we rescue.We visit schools around the country, teaching children about water safety. Our drowning prevention measures include our online training academy, with free courses for crew and the public, emergency signage, Pink Rescue Buoys for emergency flotation, rescue swimmers, lifeguards, and active patrols during peak seasons.Our organisation is totally reliant on donations and sponsorships. This enables us to do the work of saving lives, changing lives, and creating futures.You can do your bit to assist. Please visit www.nsri.org.za for more information.SEA RESCUE EMERGENCY: 112 or 087 094 9774Released by:Craig LambinonSEA RESCUE COMMUNICATIONSEmail: communications@searescue.org.za | Cell: +27 (0) 82 380 3800 | www.searescue.org.za
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