Whale washed up

Shaun Laishley photographed this Bryde’s whale, which washed up on Milnerton beach early Monday morning May 15. It was approximately 10 to 11 metres long. He said the authorities were preparing to remove the whale when he took the photograph. The City of Cape Town said the carcass would be taken to the Vissershok landfill site. Although the removal was expected to be complete by Monday afternoon, the City cautioned people to stay away from Sunset Beach as the odour could linger a while longer.