UPDATE: Rescued Blainville’s Beaked Whale in Songkhla Dies


The rare Blainville’s Beaked Whale which was rescued in Songkhla was sadly later pronounced dead.

Our previous story:

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.

Now for the update:

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) told the Phuket Express on Tuesday (December 5th) that after they provided medical treatment for the female whale, she was unable to survive. The whale went into shock before they gave her a meal. Veterinarians injected adrenaline but the whale did not resuscitate before she was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is being conducted to find the exact cause of death.

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.