UPDATE: Plastic cup found in dead Bryde’s whale in Rawai, Phuket

Rawai, Phuket –

A plastic cup was found inside the dead Bryde’s whale in Rawai, Phuket.

Our previous story:

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

Now for the update:

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources Phuket (DMCR) Office told the Phuket Express that an autopsy has been conducted with the Bryde’s whale.

A plastic cup was found inside its intestine but the plastic cup does not clog its intestine. The whale has severe decomposation and its cause of death is still unclear.


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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.