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SHARK ALERT: NSRI and the City of Cape Town (CoCT) are appealing to bathers, paddlers, surfers and sail boarders to be cautious in the Strand vicinity where a large whale carcass has been located close in-shore, on Friday afternoon, 25 November, and will most likely be at the beach overnight along the Strand Beach front.

It is normal for a whale carcass to attract sharks and caution is advised.

CoCT Law Enforcement Marine Unit officers, CoCT lifeguards, Strand Surf Lifesaving lifeguards and Strand Neighbourhood Watch will appeal to bathers to not enter the water on Saturday and on Sunday.

CoCT teams will investigate the removal of the whale carcass.

We are appealing to water users along the Strand Beach front and towards Gordon's Bay and towards Macassar to be aware of possible increased shark activity in the area due to the whale carcass and to exercise caution.

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