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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Spoiling an early morning swim

One of the true benefits for those living close to Sydney's beaches - arguably amongst the best urban beaches in the world - is being able to head down to the ocean baths for an early morning dip. Even in winter the water of the Pacific Ocean is warmer there then the ambient atmospheric temparature.


Imagine the surprise for early morning lap swimmers, when arriving at Sydney's famed Newport Beach ocean pool this morning to find this floating in the pool!

A whale washed up in the ocean pool at Newport beach. Photo: Nick Moir

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/environment/dead-whale-washes-up-in-sydney-ocean-pool-20120801-23dwj.html

5 comments:

LindaG said...

That is definitely something you don't see every day.
Eww.
I would think it might have been a bit smelly, too.

Happy August to you all, John!

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

*Sad* but like us mammals do not live forever either.

JohnD said...

They now have the problem of getting the rapidly deteriorating carcass out of the Ocean Pool - in the meantime, "Pool Closed" and off-limits, so Narrabeen Beach Ocean Pool has increased its attendance! LOL!

AstridsSoapbox said...

I lived at Newport and swam in the Newport baths each weekend. Poor whale...glad I'm not there to see the poor creature.

The Elephant's Child said...

I don't know why, but I do find the death of any whale a sadness. And yes a difficult problem logistically if it dies in or around a popular swimming hole. I suspect the sharks are happy though.