© Lisa Hardwick.
GRISLY FIND: The upturned dead whale located in the ocean off Ulladulla on Tuesday afternoon after earlier reports of an upturned vessel.
A dead humpback whale was found floating off Ulladulla's North Head on Tuesday afternoon.

The Ulladulla Marine Rescue crew was called at 1.30pm out after an object, thought to be an upturned boat, was reported east of the headland.

It was earlier spotted off Mollymook Beach.

The crew battled rough seas and strong winds and finally located the whale.

Commander Ken Lambert said a member of the public described the object as an upturned vessel. "The duty Skipper and crew were called to locate the reported object," he said.

"The object was located approximately 1 nautical mile east of the North Headland and Marine Rescue confirmed the reported object to be a dead whale."