MALACCA – A carcass believed to be that of a beached whale calf was found at Pantai Puteri here yesterday. The carcass, measuring about two metres, was found by a Civil Defence Department (JPAM) personnel around 1am.
JPAM personnel Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, 61, said the carcass was found by his colleague, who was on duty at a nearby lookout tower.
He said his colleague initially thought that the large object was a wooden stump washed in by the waves. “Upon further inspection, he realised that the object was a dead whale calf,” he said when met at the beach yesterday.
Ridzuan said there were visible injuries on the whale, believed to have been inflicted by a ship’s propeller. It is learnt that the carcass would be collected by SWM Environment Sdn Bhd workers for disposal. – NST