A humpback whale.
A humpback whale. Kevin Hill

Second shocking beach discovery

ANOTHER shocking discovery has been made on a beach in the region.

A whale has washed up on the rocks at Ball Bay.

A dead whale found washed up at Shelly Beach near Ball Bay.
A dead whale found washed up at Shelly Beach near Ball Bay. Keith Green

It was the second animal washed up on the shore in the region yesterday, with a dead dugong found on a beach in Bowen.

A Department of Environment and Science spokesman said as humpback whale numbers increased, people were likely to see whales stranded more often.

"If you see a stranded whale, alive or dead, please report it immediately by calling the RSPCA Qld on 1300 ANIMAL and follow the advice of wildlife officers," he said. 

  • location (GPS coordinates if possible)
  • a description of what is wrong with the animal (e.g. stranded on beach, injuries, entangled in a net, injured)
  • a description of the animal (type of animal-dugong, turtle, whale, dolphin; condition; size and any identifying tags)
  • photos (if available)
  • your contact details.


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