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Injured, stranded whale rescued in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh

Injured, stranded whale rescued in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh

Thursday, February 22, 2024, 16:25 GMT+7
Injured, stranded whale rescued in Vietnam’s Binh Dinh
Rescuers and local residents in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam have managed to rescue a whale that was found washed ashore on Quy Nhon beach on February 22, 2024. Photo: N.H.T. / Tuoi Tre

Local authorities and residents of Binh Dinh Province in south-central Vietnam have managed to rescue a whale that was found washed up on Quy Nhon beach on Thursday morning, a local police official confirmed the same day.

The whale was spotted by local inhabitants at around 5:00 am, said Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Hoang Tuan, head of the fire and rescue division under the Binh Dinh Department of Public Security.

The mammal, measuring some 2.5 meters in length and around 200-250 kilograms in weight, had multiple injuries on its body.

After receiving basic treatment on site from rescue forces, the whale was brought back to the sea by the forces and local residents, Tuan said.

The Binh Dinh Fisheries Department described the animal as a small sperm whale, scientifically known as Kogia Breviceps, saying it was possibly caught in a net, got injured and washed ashore.

Rescuers and local residents provide the injured, stranded whale with basic treatment. Photo: N.H.T.
Rescuers and local residents provide the injured, stranded whale with basic treatment. Photo: N.H.T. / Tuoi Tre
The whale sustains multiple injuries on its body. Photo: N.H.T.
The whale sustains multiple injuries on its body. Photo: N.H.T. / Tuoi Tre
Rescuers and local residents jointly bring the stranded whale back to the sea. Photo: N.H.T.
Rescuers and local residents jointly bring the stranded whale back to the sea. Photo: N.H.T. / Tuoi Tre

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