20 – Foot Whale washes ashore Kitty Seawalls

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Whale[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Whale measuring 20 ft washed up at the Kitty Seawalls, behind the Russian Embassy, in Georgetown, this morning and authorities plan to bury it.

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.”

Country Co-coordinator of Marine Turtle Projects in Guyana, Romeo Defreitas
Country Co-coordinator of Marine Turtle Projects in Guyana, Romeo Defreitas

The Whale was reportedly trapped in a net at one point but managed to free itself.

Whale“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]

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Poor whale died.
    If he had showed up on our shore alife he would have surely died,.
    This gigantic creature should have been buried in the garden along side Burnham, both were great great creatures.

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