A morning walk delivered more than sunshine and surf for a Eurobodalla couple today.
Jacinta Ryan and Mark Dudley, of Dalmeny, found the carcass of a whale they believe was mauled by a shark or sharks on November 10.
The couple found the remains on rocks at the north end of Dalmeny Beach.
“It is a walk we like doing when we can,” Ms Ryan said.
The couple spotted something large on the rocks.
“I know the rocks pretty well, and I thought originally it was a dead seal, but when we got closer, we realised it was a lot bigger,” Ms Ryan said.
“It was definitely dead. It’s intestines were out on the beach, so that was a good indicator.”
Ms Ryan said the carcass had “big bite chunks out of it”.
“I thought ‘something has got to this’.”
Ms Ryan said she had previously found a dead 1.5 metre shark on the beach.
NPWS has been approached for comment.
Whales can also fall victim to boat propellers.
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