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January 22, 2022

Dead whale on Suffolk Park beach

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The dead whale which has washed up on Suffolk Park beach this morning (July 4). Image ABC/Facebook

A dead whale has washed up on Suffolk Park beach, just inside the Arakwal National Park.

An ABC reporter at the scene described the whale as 8.8 metres long and said the creature was ‘most likely a juvenile’ born last year.

Police and National Parks Rangers are at the scene trying to work out the best way to dispose of the whale without attracting sharks. It will most likely have to be trucked away from the beach.

The whale apparently has several puncture marks on its body, though this is not thought to be sufficient to be the cause of death.


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  1. Glad to hear they’re not talking about burying it on the beach. Last time that happened was at Seven Mile Beach (Grays Beaked Whale), prior to months of death, injury and fear from White Shark attacks (February to September) in 2016.

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