Yet another whale has been beached on Malaysian shores. This time it was found on the beach in Pahang, east coast of Peninsula Malaysia.
The 3.9 ton 10-meter long (about 33 feet) Bryde's whale was pulled back into the sea by Marine boats during high tide late Monday, but by Tuesday (Oct 14), it was back on the beach. Villagers kept it cool by sprinkling it with sea water and covered it with wet blankets and a mattress. Unfortunately, it did not survive the ordeal.
The autopsy showed the female had swallowed a black plastic bag, a rope and a bottle cap, which clogged its intestine.
The state's veterinarian department will continue to examine the whale, which will later be buried near the estuary's jetty.
Back in December 2006, a Bryde's whale was stranded and died in eastern Sabah state in East Malaysia. It's not a surprise that both are Bryde's whales as these whales are found in tropical waters.