Dead whale found in Rivers community (photos)

Dead whale found in Rivers community (photos)

- Residents of Ikuru town in Rivers state recently had their fill of whale delicacy

- The dead whale which washed up the shores of the community was shared amongst residents of the community

A large whale which washed up the shores of Ikuru town Atlantic beach in Andoni Rivers state earlier this week was promptly shared by residents of the community.

The incident saw natives of the community trooping out in their numbers to cut the big mammal into pieces for consumption.

See pictures below:

Residents of Ikuru Town in Rivers state recently had their fills of whale delicacy. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

Residents of Ikuru Town in Rivers state recently had their fills of whale delicacy. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

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The dead whale which washed up shores of the community was shared amongst residents of the community. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

The dead whale which washed up the shores of the community was shared amongst residents of the community. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

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Residents of Ikuru Town while dividing the whale. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

Residents of Ikuru Town while dividing the whale. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

A smoked cut from the whale. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

A smoked cut from the whale. Photo credit: Awaji Kansan

NAIJ.com had reported that the body of a whale has been found on a beach in Akwa Ibom state – off the Atlantic Ocean. The dead whale was found by villagers on September 15, morning, a biodiversity conservationist from the University of Uyo, Edem Eniang said.

He said residents of Okpo Ita in Ibeno local government area of the state had already started cutting some body parts of the 16 meters long whale for use as meat. “I observed that something close to four meters was missing,” Eniang said.

He also said many tourists have been attracted to the location where the whale is since the news broke.

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Source: Naij.com

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