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'I'm not sharing my lane with that': Dead humpback whale washes up in seaside pool

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Police and wildlife rangers stand next to a dead humpback whale lying in a rock pool at Newport beach in Sydney, Australia on August 1, 2012.

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The 32-foot adult humpback, which appears to have been dead for several days, washed up in the ocean baths overnight as rough seas lashed parts of Australia's east coast.

Rough seas and a high tide washed up a dead humpback whale into a seaside swimming pool in Australia. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Reuters reports — A dead 32-foot whale has washed up into an Australian seaside swimming pool.

Rough seas and a high tide washed the 20 to 30 tonne humpback whale over a chain safety fence late on Tuesday and into a public salt water swimming pool at Sydney's Newport beach.

National Parks authorities said they hope the whale carcass might float out of the pool area on the next high tide. Otherwise, workers might have to bring in a crane to remove the whale and then carve up the carcass.

One swimmer told Australian radio he saw the whale when he turned up for his regular morning dip.

"I swim every day and I'm not sharing my lane with that," he said.

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Police officers talk to wildlife rangers near the whale carcass at Newport beach.

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Rangers estimate the whale to weigh between 20 and 30 tonnes.