Bryde’s whale carcass washed up on Hua-Hin Beach


PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN, 6 August 2014 – A large whale carcass has been found on the famous Hua-Hin Beach of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. 

Local fisherman have discovered the carcass of a Bryde’s Whale measuring four meters long and weighing more than 300 kilograms on the beach as they were setting sail to catch some squid. The group immediately notified the Hua Hin Municipality about the incident.

Authorities from the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center in the Lower Gulf of Thailand are now working to determine the exact cause of death.

Necropsy tests would be conducted to see whether the whale has sustained any injuries, especially in the abdominal cavity.

Initial investigations confirm that parts of the whale’s skin were starting to peel off, indicating that the carcass was just starting to rot. Authorities have concluded that the whale had been dead for around 3-4 days.

Another large Bryde’s whale was also found dead on a coastal mangrove forest in Samut Prakan province on June 29th. Locals and tourists have felt sorry for the loss of the Bryde’s whale, many of which once roamed the tropical waters in the area.