Country Co-coordinator of Marine Turtle Projects in Guyana, Romeo Defreitas did not disclose the location of the burial, as he explained that this is the second known Whale that has died in Guyana’s water.
Defreitas told the media that they were made aware of the Whale’s presence two days ago.
“Two days ago the GDF had given us their helicopter so we flew along the coast off the Machoiny river looking for the Whale so the GDF Coast Guard yesterday gave us one of their boats along with some Coast Guards…we went offshore…unfortunately we didn’t find it also then we head back to town to discover this morning that it definitely drowned and travelled some 60 miles down to the Georgetown coast.”
The Whale was reportedly trapped in a net at one point but managed to free itself.
“Well generally, Whales do migrate a lot and one of the research is whenever a Whale is about to die, they would never die in the sea, they always beach themselves so it’s part of their life cycle where they would head to the Coast and die so they wouldn’t pollute the water.”
Many persons are still at the scene taking ‘selfies’ as they stare in amazement. [Tracey Khan – Drakes]