South Africa (9/29/2010)

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  • Date: 2010-09-29
  • Location: Struisbaai Harbour, South Africa
  • Species: Humpback whale
  • Category: Euthanization

A humpback whale was euthanized with explosives after stranding on a reef near Struisbaai Harbour, South Africa. It was determined that the 30-foot whale was sick and had little chance of survival.

30 September 2010 – 09:12

Beached whale euthanised

A humpback whale that washed up onto a reef in Struisbaai has been euthanised.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)’s Craig Lambinon says the nine metre whale was euthanised by the police explosives unit yesterday afternoon after it was found to be ill with little chance of survival.

It had washed up onto a reef near Struisbaai harbour earlier in the day.

Lambinon said a municipal cleaning team will remove the carcass.

© 2010 East Coast Radio

Source: East Coast Radio
Date: 2010-09-30
URL: original link

Thu, 30 Sep 2010 10:52

Whale killed on Cape beach

A humpback whale that washed up onto a reef in Struisbaai was euthanised on Wednesday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said the nine metre whale was euthanised by the police explosives unit on Wednesday afternoon after it was found to be ill with little chance of survival.

It had washed up onto a reef near Struisbaai harbour earlier in the day.

Lambinon said a municipal cleaning team would remove the carcass.

© 2010 iafrica.com

Source: iafrica.com
Date: 2010-09-30
URL: original link