Update on 9 November at 10.40am:
There have been no further sightings of two of the five stranded whale carcasses. Three of the whale carcasses have been removed and taken to a landfill site. It’s believed the remaining two carcasses may have refloated and been swept out to sea, but it is possible they could beach again. Please report any whale carcass or shark sighting to Water Police on 9442 8600.
Update on 6 November at 2.50pm:
A fifth long-finned whale carcass has now been located at Hamelin Island.
Alert issued 6 November:
A shark ADVICE has been issued due to four whale carcasses being reported on the western side of Hamelin Island.