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Injured KILLER WHALE rescued in Pattaya Bay

A black killer whale was rescued after it washed ashore on a Pattaya beach on Wednesday night in Bang Lamung district, authorities said yesterday.

Officials said the whale, which weighs 300kg and is 3.4 meters long, had a number of injuries and had also suffered severe trauma.

It was immediately taken from the beach to the Royal Thai Navy’s Sea Turtles Conservation Centre in Sattahip Naval Base for treatment.

Jirayu Wanphusit, 34, who first spotted the whale, said he was fishing off the coast in Pattaya on Wednesday night when the whale swallowed his bait and tried to pull his fishing rod into the sea.

He said the whale had many injuries.

Mr. Jirayu reported the sighting to authorities.