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Dead whale found washed up on Koh Samui beach




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A dead Bryde’s whale was found washed up on Koh Samui’s Choeng Mon beach yesterday. By the look of the rotting carcass, said to be around 11 metres long, marine resource specialist Thon Thamrongnawasawat says he believes the whale died several days ago. The cause of death is currently under investigation by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thon said on Facebook.

“Currently, there are about 50 Bryde’s whales in the Gulf of Thailand. That means the situation of whales is still good and better than the dugongs. But I wish that there were no more 5 deaths per year from natural causes. If the death is over this limit, that will be worrying.”

The Bryde’s whales are spotted around the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand all year round, especially on the coastlines of Chonburi, Samut Prakan, Chachoengsao, Bang Khun Thian district of Bangkok, Samut Songkram and Petchaburi provinces.

SOURCE: Facebook | DMCR


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    Monday, January 11, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Anybody hear more from the valuable whale vomit (ambergris) found by a lucky Thai man on the beach? I was thinking it might have been toilet waste dumped over the sea by an airliner.

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      Mr cynic

      Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      Hopefully the recently deceased whale(r.i.p.) will not be allowed to go to waste in these austere times.would have thought if barbecued with a bit of tabasco could be quite tasty and nutritious.

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    Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    no hope for wild life in Thailand

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    jesus Monroe

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Another whale dies from lack of tourist plastics bags to eat R.I.P big fella

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