“We estimate the weight [of the whale] to be about 10 tonnes. It is in a decaying condition,” a resident said.
The huge mammal drew the attention of nearby residents who, according to Antara news agency, began harvesting oil from its body on Monday.
Ten beached sperm whales were found by residents of Aceh late last year in Ujong Kareung, Mesjid Raya district, Aceh Besar regency. Despite frantic rescue efforts, four of the whales later died and were buried, though the other six were returned to the water by about 50 rescuers.
Published : June 19, 2018
By : The Jakarta Post Asia News Network