Several famous beaches in Sydney remained closed on Friday because of the fear of a shark attack. According to the reports, a dead body of a five-meter long juvenile male humpback whale was spotted last Friday on the shores of Avalon, several beaches north of Narrabeen. On Wednesday, it reached Long Reef where Thomas Mesaglio took a photograph and stated that there were a lot of shark bite marks on the body.
Northern Beaches Council staff removed the dead body on Thursday morning and managed to clean the toxic waste as well. The council has, however, closed the beaches as the smell of the dead whale was still notable by the sharks, which could attract them to the beach, putting the visitors in danger. It may take a couple of weeks for the beaches to get reopened.