Whale wash-up

Whale wash-up

Though the crowds weren’t as big, many onlookers wandered down to Sorrento Beach on Monday and Tuesday to see the head of a 3m sperm whale.

Rolling in the sea near the groyne north of Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club, it presented a challenge to remove for staff from the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the City of Joondalup.

An excavator rolled the five-tonne head ashore on Tuesday morning before officers wrapped it in netting so it could be carried along the beach and trucked to Mindarie Regional Council’s Tamala Park facility.

Not everyone stopped for a look, and one man wasn’t going to let the excitement stop him fishing from the groyne.