Sydney’s Bondi Beach is temporarily closed this morning to allow for the removal of the body of an infant whale which washed ashore overnight at North Bondi.

Waverley Council has removed the body from the water, and has contacted National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia (ORRCA) to assist with appropriate removal.

Council staff have covered the animal to minimise any distress to the public due to the significant injuries it sustained.

Due to the increased risk of shark activity, Waverley Council has stated that it will remain closed until further notice.

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