North Shore Whale Stranding
NZ Police CommCens Alert 12:00 24-02-2006 North Shore Waitekere Rodney
Location of incident: Northshore city, Auckland
Incident Type: WHALE STRANDING
A Whale beached itself on Narrow Neck Beach, (near boat ramp area), Devonport, Northshore city, Auckland.
Described as a `Greys Beaked Whale` which looks like a very large Dolphin. Dept of Conservation advised and Marine Mammal Ranger involved.
The Whale is currently being loaded onto a pontoon (1600hrs) and will be towed back out to sea. A large number of spectators and helpers are present.