News » Headlines
Two-tonne whale found dead on Khanh Hoa beach
  • By Viet Hao | | June 20, 2019 09:42 AM
A whale weighing around two tonnes has been found dead on a beach in the southern central province of Khanh Hoa.

The fish which is roughly 5 metres long was seen at Tuan Le Beach in Van Tho Commune, Van Ninh District on June 18.


The whale found dead on a beach in Khanh Hoa

There were some scratches on the whale.

After that, the whale was taken ashore and then buried in line with local customs.

Earlier, some whales were ever detected on the beach in Van Ninh.

Whale worshipping is a common custom among Vietnamese fishermen who believe that the whale's spirits will protect them on the sea. Local fishermen try to save stranded whales and bury and worship those found dead at whale temples.

Recently, fishermen in the central province of Ha Tinh have also found a dead whale weighing around one tonne at a local beach.

Leave your comment on this story