A DEAD whale has been found floating on the beach side of shark nets in front of the Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club.
It was noticed about 11am by lifesavers and beach goers from the shore who then alerted authorities.
The beach was closed and surfers were cautioned for fears of possible nearby sharks.
Lifesavers believe the mammal, about 4m long, was a juvenile and it had puncture marks on its body.
The animal was towed out to deeper water.
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