Omura whale found dead on Chumphon beach


A young Omura whale has been discovered dead along the Chumpon coastline. Experts believe it died as a result of an infection.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resource (DMCR) was notified about the whale that was found dead near shores Sawee, Chumphon last week.

The DMCR is reporting that the female Omura whale was nearly 5 metres long weighing 600 kilograms. The whale’s age was estimated to be around three months old. A 30 centimetre gash was found on its tail.

The cause of death is believed to be from an infection related to the wound after getting lost or separated from its mother.

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