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Dead whale on Sharjah beach

By Staff

The dead body of a 15-metre long whale has washed up on the beach of Al Qarm near Kalba in the emirate of Sharjah,  the Arabic newspaper Al Bayan has reported.

The carcass of the whale was 6 feet high.

The Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the municipality of Kalba began dealing with carcass of the whale.

Witnesses said the whale was afloat since yesterday in the Gulf waters.

The Kalba Municipality provided the machines and equipment to drag the whale's body and bury it.

Environmental workers buried the remains of the whale that washed up on the beach.

The animal was buried due to foul smell. The animal is believed to have been decomposing for the past four days.

The Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority sent samples of the animal to laboratories to determine its species.

“Part of the whale’s tail is missing which makes us suspect that the whale died due to collision with a ship,” an environment worker told the UAE media.