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Update – WHALE CARCASS OFF SAND ISLAND PARK

Posted on Jan 11, 2019

1/14/19 – UPDATE – WHALE CARCASS OFF SAND ISLAND PARK
On Saturday, (1/12/19) a cooperative operation between city & county, state, and federal government agencies resulted in the successful removal of a decomposing whale carcass from shallow waters fronting Sand Island State Recreation Area. The DLNR Division of State Parks posted closed signs in the area yesterday and based on advice from NOAA the signs will remain in place for now. Experts caution people from entering the water, as they say there is a lot of “whale material” remaining in the area. Please follow instructions on posted signs.

Original Post: (1/11/19) The carcass of a sperm whale, first spotted off-shore from Kewalo Basin yesterday is now “hard-a-ground” adjacent to Sand Island State Recreation Area.  Signs are being put up in the immediate area, indicating it is closed, and all ocean-users are advised to stay out of the water due to the possible presence of sharks.