The show may be over at Bulli Point as the whale carcass which has attracted sharks and hundreds of onlookers has been towed out to sea.
The humpback whale had been dead for a significant time before it was washed onto the rocks at Bulli on Thursday night.
After some consideration by local authorities about what to do, a police launch towed the whale's remains out to sea shortly after midday.
As word spread, about 300 people flocked to the point from early this morning, most hoping to catch a glimpse of one the large sharks which had been devouring the carcass as it broke up.
The crowd was moved on from the rock shelf but gathered on the hill overlooking the scene. Scores more lined the bike path to the north.
Several classes from the nearby Bulli High School were there with their teachers, as well as groups of cyclists and visitors from across the city of Wollongong.
Surf Life Saving Illawarra duty officer Anthony Turner said one of the sharks was 4m long.
"There are definitely some large sharks circling around and munching on the bits and pieces that are falling off the whale," Mr Turner said.
"We're putting out the warning that between Sandon Point and Bulli definitely don't go surfing, swimming or diving while the whale is in the local area."
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