Blainville's beaked whale

Blainville's beaked whale
A precarious operation is underway to move the carcass of a rare whale that washed up on the NSW Central Coast.

The Blainville's beaked whale, believed to be more than four metres long, drew a crowd at The Entrance today.

It will eventually go under the microscope for research and conservation.

But the one tonne whale will need to be transported 100 kilometres by road to Taronga Zoo first for an autopsy.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife is providing advice and assistance to Central Coast Council in relation to the removal of the whale from North Entrance Beach.