Whale removed, Halls Head shark warning still in place

PIC: 7 News

A dead whale has now been removed from Halls Head but beaches in the area remain closed as residue from the carcass may still attract sharks.

The 12 metre humpback whale carcass has been attracting sharks since Sunday when it was first spotted about 4km offshore at Halls Head.

The 35-tonne carcass then washed ashore on Monday morning near Admiralty Crescent where there have been more shark sightings.

It prompted authorities to issue a shark warning and close beaches between Falcon Bay and Doddies beach.

Two excavators were sent this morning to start the massive job of removing the rotting whale.

Surf Life Saving WA said late on Tuesday afternoon that the whale carcass has been removed but caution is still advised as any residue from where the carcass was beached may still attract sharks to the area.

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