Blainville’s Beaked Whale Rescued Near Beach in Songkhla, First Time in 12 Years Found in Thailand

Songkhla –

A large Blainville’s Beaked Whale has been rescued after getting stuck on a beach in Songkhla, first time in 12 years found in Thailand.

Staffers at the Khao Pa Chang – Lamkham Non-Hunting Area told the Phuket Express earlier this week that they were notified from local residents over the past weekend that the rare whale was found on the Sakom Beach in a non-hunting area.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) arrived at the beach to find a rare female Blainville’s Beaked Whale. She is four meters long and weighs about 500 kilograms. She sustained injuries with some wounds and the whale was unable to return back to the sea. She is being treated at the DMCR center (Lower Gulf of Thailand) in Songkhla.

It has been reported by multiple Thai media that this Blainville’s Beaked Whale is the first time one was found in 12 years in Thailand. The previous Blainville’s Beaked Whale was found 12-years-ago at the Baan Ao Nambo in Wichit, Phuket.

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.