Tags : Whale

Pattaya

False killer whale beached in Pattaya has died

Officials from Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources now have the necessary first-aid equipment, vehicles and support team always ready to deal with marine creatures in difficulty, after two false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), a member of the dolphin family, were found beached in the eastern provinces of Trat and Chon Buri this month. […]Read More

South

Dead whales on Songkhla beaches

The remains of two young Omura whales were separately found on Songkhla’s beaches. They were probably from the same herd. On Thursday, Pak Tae Ra villagers in Ranote district alerted a regional maritime research centre that a big whale was found on the beach. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More

Phuket

Whale carcass washes ashore Phuket beach

PHUKET: Marine experts have confirmed that a carcass found floating off Nai Thon Beach yesterday (July 2) was that of a Bryde’s whale. Lifeguards reported finding the remains at 9.30am. Full story: thephuketnews.com Eakkapop Thongtub The Phuket NewsRead More

Asia

Tons of Fish Are Dying Mysteriously in Vietnam – Whales,

For the past two months, tons of fish have washed up dead on the shores of central Vietnam. In the past five months, locals in the Nghệ An province have also discovered at least seven dead whales, according to the news website Lao Động. The timing coincides with the recent mass deaths of smaller marine […]Read More

South

Giant Whale Killed by Boat Pulled Ashore in Prachuap Khiri

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — A huge whale from a threatened species was killed in a boat collision and found Friday morning off Koh Phang beach in the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
 Chumpon Yodwipan, a local wildlife monitor, said the whale was found Friday morning by local fishermen near Koh Phang, located nearly 3 […]Read More

Asia

Annual Japanese whaling campaign kills 30 minke whales

Japanese officials announced on Friday the country’s annual whaling expedition to the north-west Pacific Ocean has captured and killed 30 minke whales. This comes after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) banned Japan from continuing its Antarctic scientific whale hunting programmes in March this year. The Australian and New Zealand governments had brought the Antarctic […]Read More

South

Trapped blue whale in Trang swims free

A whale, trapped in shallow water at Koh Libong in Trang’s Kantang district last Friday and struggled for three hours before swimming to freedom, has been identified as a blue whale (balaenoptera musculus). The 10-metre-long creature is estimated to have weighed two tonnes. Dr Kongkiat Kittiwattanawong from the Phuket Marine Biological Center said it’s the […]Read More

News

Bruda whale spotted in Gulf of Thailand

BANGKOK, July 17 – Some Bruda whales have been sighted in the Gulf of Thailand, a rare occurrence that indicates an abundance of food sources attracting the creature to this part of the sea. Boonchob Suthamanuswong, director-general of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, said officials were informed about the sighting of the Bruda […]Read More