Karen Larsen sent the following:
These photos of beached pilot whales at Noordhoek were taken at 3.30pm. Essentially a large area of Noordhoek beach was cordoned off to spectators, so we stood behind the plastic tape and watched them load two of the live whales with the council equipment onto the City of Cape Town truck and then shortly afterwards the boat trailer. The whales were taken to Simon’s Town naval base fro where they were taken out to see by a naval vessell. All the time volunteers were watering them down. When I arrived at about 2.30 a boat trailer loaded with loads of foam matrasses went through, obviously to cushion the animals for the trip on the trailers/trucks.
Ed’s note: 9 of the pilot whales were euthanised on Noordhoek beach, 5 were taken to Simon’s Town and released out at sea, but 3 have since beached again and have been euthanised. See also