Monday, March 26, 2012

Baleen whale washed ashore at the Dehiwala beach outside the city of Colombo

The carcass of a 58ft long Baleen whale washed ashore at the Dehiwala beach outside the city of Colombo yesterday.

With more and more whales being sighted along the southern seas of the island nation and attracting whale watchers the flipside is the sights like these where carcasses are washed ashore at intervals.

Baleen whales are different to the other whales since instead of the normal teeth this species possess baleen plates to filter its food from the water. Source