Cape Town - The City Of Cape Town’s Coastal Management team on Saturday morning removed the carcass of a large male humpback whale from a beach near Strand.
The whale, which was approximately 15m in length, washed ashore west of the Lourens River in Paardevlei near Strand Beach on Friday afternoon.
The cause of death is not yet known.
Authorities waited till low tide on Saturday morning to remove the carcass.
The beach area was closed to the public while the machines were on site and the City asked that people avoid the area until the operation was completed.
The City warned that the associated odours may linger after the carcass has been removed.