Authorities remove massive whale carcass on South Coast beach

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The dead fin whale was removed from Cheyne Beach.
Camera IconThe dead fin whale was removed from Cheyne Beach. Credit: Shannon Smith

The carcass of an enormous fin whale was removed from Cheyne Beach today.

After being rolled onto the beach by an excavator, the massive body was cut into pieces and loaded onto trucks to be taken to the offal pit in Albany.

The whale is estimated to weigh 47 tonnes and washed up on the popular beach late last week.

Several sharks have been spotted swimming and feeding off the dead whale.

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