Blue Whale At Batu Buruk Beach(Pantai Batu Buruk)

There was a blue whale at Batu Buruk Beach last night.

Batu Buruk Beach is in Kuala Terengganu.

The blue whale was injured.

The whale was found at about 9:30PM.

It was still alive but it died about an hour later.

It was a female blue whale.

The blue whale was very big.

I think it was bigger than me.

Blue Whale At Batu Buruk Beach.
Blue Whale At Batu Buruk Beach.

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 21 (Bernama) — The blue whale that beached at Batu Buruk is said to be a Kogia Breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale), a species rarely found in Malaysian waters, Terengganu Fisheries Director Munir Mohd Nawi said today.

He said the 3.14m female blue whale, weighing an estimated 150kg, had critical injuries with scratches on its body and pectoral fins.

“The whale was still alive when it was washed ashore at around 9.30pm yesterday but died an hour later due to the injuries,” he told a news conference here.

Munir said the carcass would be preserved and kept in the fisheries gallery in Dungun for display and student research.

The whale was found alive on the Batu Buruk beach by members of the public but died after attempts to drag it back into the water failed due to strong waves.

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Columnist at Utusan Malaysia. Secretary at Pertubuhan Permuafakatan Pendidikan Malaysia (ME'DIDIK).

2 thoughts on “Blue Whale At Batu Buruk Beach(Pantai Batu Buruk)”

  1. Are you sure it is blue whale? No, it is a pygmy sperm whale – that was what told by the Director of Fishery Terengganu.

    The phenomen of whale wandering to the beach is called beaching or stranding. It can be either solitary stranding as in this case, or multiple in many cases happening overseas.


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