NSW Beach Closed Over Fears Dead Whale Could EXPLODE

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NSW Beach Closed Over Fears Dead Whale Could EXPLODE

An exclusion zone has been established on a NSW beach around a dead humpback whale which authorities had feared could explode.

The 12.7-metre female whale washed up on Big Hill Beach near Crescent Head on Wednesday night and inflated during Thursday, whale welfare group ORRCA told AAP on Thursday.

It's a natural process for marine animals to bloat and blow up when they become beached, ORRCA spokeswoman Jools Farrell said.

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But Ms Farrell says there's no longer a risk of the whale exploding with national parks officers in the process of removing it with heavy machinery.

The beach remains closed while the operation is underway.

 

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