Whale carcass removed from Port Macquarie | photos, video

END RESULT: A pump was used to  remove whale liquid from the hole the whale was in. Photo: Ivan Sajko
END RESULT: A pump was used to remove whale liquid from the hole the whale was in. Photo: Ivan Sajko

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The whale carcass has finally been removed from Nobby’s Beach, after contractors and council workers worked tirelessly on Monday, September 25. 

Council Director Matt Rogers said the whale carcass was removed by lunch with the afternoon dedicated to pumping whale liquid from the burial site.

BIG JOB: Whale remains were lifted to the road and taken to landfill on Monday. Photo: Ivan Sajko

BIG JOB: Whale remains were lifted to the road and taken to landfill on Monday. Photo: Ivan Sajko

The smell from the operation was strong in the immediate area of the extraction site, though wind pushed the smell north in the afternoon.

The process was on track to finish on Monday but with a broken pump the liquid extraction may continue into Tuesday.

Mr Rogers also said that council and experts had been monitoring and inspecting the beach throughout the day to ensure when the beach does re-open, the public remains safe; though it will still take a few days at this stage. 

HARD WORK: Council Director Matt Rogers with Group Manager Recreation and Buildings William Bulley. Photo: Ivan Sajko

HARD WORK: Council Director Matt Rogers with Group Manager Recreation and Buildings William Bulley. Photo: Ivan Sajko

Road closures around Nobby’s Beach are expected to re-open as soon as the operation has been completed and the heavy equipment has been cleared.

FINISHED: Exhumation of the whale at Nobby's Beach is now complete. Photo: Ivan Sajko

FINISHED: Exhumation of the whale at Nobby's Beach is now complete. Photo: Ivan Sajko