Whale rescued after washing up on a beach in Narathiwat

Narathiwat –

  A whale has been rescued after being washed up on a beach in Narathiwat.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the whale yesterday (December 5th) on the Naratat Beach in the Kok Takean sub-district, Mueang Narathiwat district.

Locals, rescue workers, and police helped to push the whale back to the sea. Two hours after that the same whale washed up on the beach a second time, about 500 meters from the first location.

The DMCR officials believed that the whale might be sick as well as unable to deal with strong waves. A veterinarian was sent to the beach and the whale, which was later identified as a Short-finned Pilot Whale, was taken back to the Marine and Coastal Resources Center for treatment before being released back to the sea.


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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.