Dead whale off Lone Pine
Eyre Peninsula water users are being warned to steer clear of a dead whale spotted in the shallows off the popular Lone Pine surf beach near Port Lincoln.
The carcass is about 5m long and has yet to be positively identified, but appears to be that of a small species of whale.
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsular Senior Ranger Peter Wilkins recommended that people stay away from the whale.
“Large sharks, including great whites, may be attracted to a carcass of this size, so we recommend that swimmers and surfers keep out of the water,” he said.
“If it is washed back out to sea, it could also become a hazard to shipping.”