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Punca paus terdampar

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Ikan paus yang mati di Pantai Batu Burok dekat sini malam kelmarin dipercayai terdampar kerana ditolak arus ombak kuat.

Pengarah Perikanan negeri, Munir Mohd. Nawi memberitahu, akibat tolakan tersebut, ikan paus biru jenis Pigmy Sperm Whale itu dipercayai terkena batu lalu tercedera dan menyebabkannya mati.

“Kita juga tidak menolak kemungkinan ia tercedera akibat terkena kipas bot tetapi sehingga kini kita belum dapat mengesahkan punca sebenar kematiannya,” katanya pada sidang media di sini, semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian susulan penemuan seekor paus biru betina dewasa berukuran 3.14 meter yang dianggarkan seberat 150 kilogram di pantai tersebut kira-kira pukul 8.30 malam oleh pengunjung pantai berkenaan. Paus yang mengalami kecederaan pada bahagian bawah badan dan tepi sirip itu masih hidup tetapi gagal diselamatkan orang awam kerana ia sudah terlalu lemah.

Menurut Munir, mamalia tersebut diserahkan kepada Pusat Penyu dan Ekosistem Marin (Tumec) untuk menjalankann siasatan mengenai punca sebenar kematian paus tersebut.

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 21 (Bernama) — The blue whale that beached at Batu Buruk is said to be a Kogia Breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale), a species rarely found in Malaysian waters, Terengganu Fisheries Director Munir Mohd Nawi said today.He said the 3.14m female blue whale, weighing an estimated 150kg, had critical injuries with scratches on its body and pectoral fins.

“The whale was still alive when it was washed ashore at around 9.30pm yesterday but died an hour later due to the injuries,” he told a news conference here.

Munir said the carcass would be preserved and kept in the fisheries gallery in Dungun for display and student research.

The whale was found alive on the Batu Buruk beach by members of the public but died after attempts to drag it back into the water failed due to strong waves.

— BERNAMA

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