10 METRE DEAD WHALE FOUND FLOATING OFF THE BANG SAPHAN COAST

The carcass of a Bruda’s whale has been found floating behind Koh Talu, near Bang Saehan in Phetchaburi.

Ao Siam National Park officials have been coordinating with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources after local fishermen found and reported the carcass of the whale.

10 METRE DEAD WHALE FOUND FLOATING OFF THE BANG SAPHAN COAST

The body of the whale is around 10 metres in length and was found floating at the back of Koh Talu, some 5-6 kilometres from the coast.  Preliminary assessments suggest it has been dead for about 7 days.

National Park officials rushed to retrieve the whale and tow it to the coast.  An autopsy will determine the cause of death.

Bruda whales are common of the Phetchaburi coast however are considered to be endangered and are protected according to the Wildlife Preservation and Protection Act, B.E. 2562.  There is no international trade in Bruda whales.