Cape Town - A dead Arnoux's Beaked Whale, found beached at Bakoven in Cape Town, was removed for a necropsy on Tuesday morning, the City's Disaster Risk Management Centre said.
The 6.71m whale was discovered by members of the public on Monday, spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said in a statement.
“Upon arrival of mammal scientists from the oceans and coasts branch of the department of environmental affairs it was established that... (the) whale washed ashore and was already dead.”
On Tuesday the carcass was taken to the department's research centre for a necropsy to determine the cause of death. There were initial indications of an infection in certain parts of the whale's muscles. - Sapa