Rotting whale closes Durban beaches

The rotting carcass of a humpback whale – weighing about 30 tons – which washed up near Umdloti on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Monday has forced the closure of bathing beaches in the area.

The whale‚ understood to be an adult‚ was first spotted in the early hours of Monday.

The Umhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct‚ via their Facebook page‚ reported that a bathing ban on Umhlanga beaches had been put in place.

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