Maryborough lad Jack Day braved the stench to snap a picture beside the dead humpback washed up at Waddy Point.
Maryborough lad Jack Day braved the stench to snap a picture beside the dead humpback washed up at Waddy Point.

Whale carcass breaking up

A 25-TONNE whale carcass has started to break up on the foreshore of one of Fraser Island's most popular swimming beaches.

The 13-metre humpback washed up on Waddy Point about two weeks ago.

Penny Carson, manager of Waddy Lodge Fraser Island, is one of dozens of business people calling on Queensland Parks and Wildlife to remove the rotting flesh.

She noticed this week that “bits of flesh” had started to fall off the carcass.

“The Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we're going to have this meaty carcass sitting on the beach.

“The tourists don't like it - it's not exactly what they expected to find at Fraser Island.”

QPWS told the Chronicle last week it would be too expensive to move the whale. The department would consider taking action, however, if the carcass started washing on to the populated foreshore.



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