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Steer clear of whale carcass near Peaceful Bay

Whale carcass at Groper Bay
Whale carcass at Groper Bay Parks and Wildlife

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is advising people to avoid a whale carcass caught in rocks at Groper Bay, near Peaceful Bay, on the south coast between Walpole and Denmark.

The significantly decomposed carcass, which is approximately 8m in length, may attract sharks, posing a risk to swimmers and other users of the coastal environment.

People are asked not to interfere with the whale carcass for health and safety reasons.

It is not feasible to remove the carcass because it is partially submerged in water and the area is not readily accessible to vessels.

Warning signage will be installed at the beach and Parks and Wildlife is working with the Shire of Denmark regarding nearby Peaceful Bay beach, which is a popular swimming area.

Anyone who sees a stranded whale, or a whale carcass, should call the Wildcare Helpline on 9474 9055.


Media contact: Parks and Wildlife Media 9219 9999