Whale found beached near Batu Pahat

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  • Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016

The whale that was rescued near Pontian waters being pushed into deeper waters on Monday.- Bernama pix

JOHOR BARU: A whale was found beached along Pantai Sarang Buaya near Batu Pahat here and is believed to be dead.   

Batu Pahat Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency enforcement chief Lieutenant Commander Maritime Muhammad Zulkarnain Abdullah said fishermen reported the incident at about 4.50pm on Tuesday.  

He said the waters at the area were too shallow and MMEA boats could not get closer to the animal.  

Once it is high tide, the carcass will be pulled towards the beach, Muhammad Zulkarnain said. 

He, however, declined to confirm whether it was the same 15m-whale which was found near Pontian waters on Monday.  

The whale, which was found close to the coastal area along Pantai Rembah, was saved by a group of people who pushed it back towards the sea.

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