Monday, August 26

Carcass of unknown sea creature washed ashore


UNKNOWN DEAD: A close-up shot of the carcass of a yet-to-be determined sea animal that was washed ashore at Pasir Panjang.

KUCHING: A nine-foot carcass, believed to be of a sea creature, was found at D’Cove Pasir Panjang Family Park yesterday.

A worker with Pelita Holding Sdn Bhd Mohd Hamzah Man made the discovery during a round of cleanliness inspection at the recreational area at 7am.

He said he saw a huge object that looked like a heap of rubbish washed ashore at the beach that emitted a foul smell.

“On closer look, I saw it was a carcass of a sea animal.

“This is the first time we have come across a carcass this size in this area.

“Inspection rounds at the beach area is our weekly routine on every Saturday morning to make sure it is clean,” he told reporters.

CLOSER LOOK: Pasir Panjang community leader Hadli Piee taking a close look at a section of the carcass.

After the discovery, Mohd Hamzah made a phone call to the patrol police and Bomba for further action.

The carcass could be that of a baby whale or a dugong, but the relevant authorities will be there tomorrow (Monday) to conduct tests on the carcass to determine its actual species.

In the meantime, the carcass was buried at the beach for sanitary purposes and to cover the foul smell of putrefaction.