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Whale shark carcass found on Satun Beach

Feb 06. 2019
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By The Thaiger

The body of a whale shark was discovered on a beach in Satun on Tuesday.

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) reporting that Mu Koh Phetra National Park staff in Satun inspected the huge carcass on a beach between Phang Ga Ya Bay and Ko Bulon Le.

It is 8.8 metres long, 4 metres wide and weighs approximately 2 tonnes. The body has already started rotting. No wounds were visible.

Its DNA is being tested to find the cause of death. The carcass has now been buried while its skeleton will be used for further studies.

Source: Thethaiger.com

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