02:10 PM, May 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:04 PM, May 22, 2018

Dead whale washes ashore in Kuakata

A dead whale is washed ashore along Kuakata beach in Patuakhali on May 19, 2018. Photo: Sohrab Hossain

A dead whale was washed ashore along Kuakata beach in Patuakhali this morning.

Local fishermen found the body of the giant mammal, around 45 feet long and 10 feet wide, near the Kuakata eco-park area of the beach early in the morning, our Patuakhali correspondent reports.

Local people and tourists were gathering at the spot to see the dead whale.

Although a tourist, at the spot, claimed that the dead marine mammal is a Baleen whale, its type was not officially confirmed immediately, the correspondent said.

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

Contacted, Md Tanveer Rahman, UNO (upazila nirbahi officer) of Kalapara upazila and also president of Kuakata beach management committee, said that they are looking for a way to preserve the body of the marine animal as people are showing a great interest about it.