This is quite sad and unfortunate.

An animal corpse believed to be a dead whale calf was washed up the Pantai Puteri beach in Malacca yesterday (Sunday, 17th July).

anak ikan paus baby whale
Source: NST/ Muhd Zuhairi Zuber

Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah told NST that the carcass was discovered by his colleague around 1am, who initially assumed that the 2 metres long whale was simply a big wooden object washed ashore.


Upon further inspection, he realised that the object was a dead whale calf,” the 61-year-old JPAM personnel told the publication. Mohd Ridzuan noted that there were visible injuries on the whale’s body, believed to have been caused a ship’s propeller.

SWM Environment Sdn Bhd have since been contacted to disposal the whale carcass.

whale malacca
Source: my Metro

A similar incident occurred earlier this February, where a 4-tonne whale was found dead at the river mouth of Sungai Sarang Buaya, Johor, after it was rescued just the day before.

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