WILDLIFE officers today interviewed several people after they allegedly interfered with a dead whale's carcass in Warrnambool.
The Department of Sustainability (DSE) said it was still continuing its investigations into photographs and videos that were posted on Facebook showing men standing on the whale and touching its genitals.
The incident sparked national attention after The Standard published a photograph from the social networking site showing a man pretending to surf on the humpback's carcass while other people touched it.
Anyone found guilty of interferring with a whale or taking parts from a carcass faces fines of up to $32,000 or prison sentences.
A viewing area has been set up at the site near Thunder Point as DSE attempts to control an expected surge in interest this weekend.
"We know people are interested and will want to visit the site," senior biodiversity officer Mandy Watson said. "We just want them to stay behind the fence and be respectful, both of the law and of the animal itself."
"DSE wildlife officers will be on site over the weekend and any breach of the law will be investigated."