Whale carcass from beach near Yanchep buried at Tamala Park

The baby whale carcass found near Yanchep. Picture: City of Wanneroo
The baby whale carcass found near Yanchep. Picture: City of Wanneroo

A SMALL, 680kg whale calf carcass was buried at the Tamala Park landfill after washing up on a north coast beach this week.

The City of Wanneroo arranged for the 4m carcass, found about 1km south of the Yanchep town site on August 1, to be disposed of at the Mindarie Regional Council waste disposal facility.

It is one of about a dozen whales buried in the landfill, which has a designated section for animal carcasses.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development had advised people to take extra caution in the area as the carcass could attract sharks, leading them closer in to shore.

People who do see a shark can call Water Police on 9442 8600.

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