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Dead whale found on Kuakata sea beach

BARGUNA, May 19, 2018 (BSS) - A large-sized dead whale washed up on
Kuakata beach in Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali on Saturday morning.

Locals suspect that the 45-foot long marine mammal might have died some 15
days ago in the deep sea.

Farhana Akhter of Wildlife Conservation Society said it is a Bryde's whale
or Baleen Whale, which has no teeth. The Bryde's whale lives their life
eating small fishes and prawns, she added.

She said the Bryde's whale is usually black or grey in color and it could
be around 40 to 50 foot long. These whales are mostly seen in Swatch of no
Ground marine protected area of Bangladesh, Farhana said.

Md Kamrul Islam, Kalapara upazila fisheries officer said the beach
management committee will take necessary steps regarding the dead whale.