Whale washed up overnight at Hokio Beach

Whale washed up overnight at Hokio Beach

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Reports of a Whale washed up at Hokio Beach
LIVE UPDATES: Whale washes up at Hokio Beach

A dead whale has washed up overnight at Hokio Beach.

“Currently, the tide is nearly full and the carcass is inaccessible.  It had been seen offshore since at least last Wednesday,” said a Department of Conservation spokesman.

The cause of death is unknown and the species of whale has not yet been confirmed.

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Source: CC/ Sam Hudson

The Department of Conservation has a ranger on site accompanied by local iwi.

The Department is gathering more resources and will manage the disposal of the carcass when they are able to get access at low tide.

Source: CC/ Brent Hudson [close up]

More information will become available as events unfold.

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