12 meter-long white whale washes ashore in Hatay
HATAYA 12 meter-long white whale washed ashore in the southern Turkish province of Hatay on June 20, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Locals who live in Hatay’s Karaağaç neighborhood noticed the dead whale due to its odor and informed the local authorities.
Following news of the dead whale, officials from the marine sciences faculty of İskenderun Technical University and coast guard crews arrived at the scene.
Officials could not remove the body of the whale due to the bad weather and sea conditions. According to initial reports, scratches and slits were also detected on the whale’s body.