Large, rare, Bryde’s whale found dead off Rawai, Phuket

Rawai –

A huge, rare, Bryde’s whale was found dead at the Racha Island off of the Rawai sub-district, Mueang Phuket district.

The Phuket Fisheries Office was notified from Mr. Sarit Jadee that a massive whale was found dead on a beach at the Racha Island yesterday (October 30th).

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Phuket (DMCR) Office was called to the scene. The whale was found dead on the Laem Sai Beach in the south of the Racha Island.

It was identified as a female Bryde’s whale at least 13 meters long. The whale had been dead for at least a month. The whale was pulled back to the shore to find its cause of death which was not clear as of press time.


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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.