Three whale carcasses have been discovered off the coast of Durban which has caused a feeding frenzy for the sharks in the area.
According to Vinayak Maharaj, from Umhlanga Scuba, more than one whale has recently been beached. “There were three whales that washed up. one was in Tinely Manor, one in Umhlanga beach and one in the sea in Durban. The one that washed up on the Umhlanga beach was still alive,” he said.
Maharaj added that they spotted a host of sharks that had descended on the carcass out at sea. “We were diving and we saw bull sharks, black tip sharks, tiger sharks in the area. It was a feeding frenzy,” he said.
There was a stink to it, and there were birds circling overhead and the sharks were consuming this whale,” he said.
He added that there were three divers and the skipper of the boat when they went out this morning.
Attempts to get a hold of the KZN Sharks Board were unsuccessful.