Dwarf sperm whale found dead on beach at Racha Island, Phuket


  A dwarf sperm whale was found dead on a beach at Racha Yai Island in Rawai this afternoon.

The Rawai Mayor Mr. Aroon Solos was notified by lifeguards who are stationed on the Racha Island today (May 24th) that a whale was found at Lah Noi Bay on Racha Yai Isand in the Rawai sub-district.

The Phuket Marine Biological Center was called to take the whale’s body, which was a teenage dwarf sperm whale. A cut wound was found at the tail end of the whale while its skin was dry and turning black. The whale was two meters long and weighed about 50 to 60 kilograms.

An autopsy will be conducted to find the exact cause of death.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.