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Tassie beach plagued by rotting whale carcasses

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Residents of a tourist town near the site of Australia’s worst mass whale stranding say the decomposing carcasses are ruining one of the area’s most popular attractions.

Last month, 460 pilot whales beached themselves at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania’s west coast, with a week-long rescue effort eventually saving 111.

The carcasses of the 349 dead whales were removed from the harbour, but some have now washed up on the popular Ocean Beach, just six kilometres from the town of Strahan, and are being left to decompose.

Bones and putrifying flesh isn’t what beach strollers want to encounter. Photo: ABC

Janice Morrison, who owns an eco store in Strahan, said she always recommended visitors go to Ocean Beach because it’s “wild and…



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