Cole thanked members of the public for "reporting these valuable scientific finds," adding: "This could possibly be logged as a first for our area."
Beaked whales can weigh up to 1.5 tons and be up to 5.5m long. "The whale has a well defined beak, a small triangular dorsal fin set well back from the snout and small flippers," Cole said. It was not clear what caused the whale to beach, News24
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