Keta residents troop to see lifeless whale washed ashore

Keta residents troop to see lifeless whale washed ashore

Residents of Keta, a coastal town in the Volta Region on Tuesday trooped to the Tettekope beach to catch a glimpse of a lifeless whale washed ashore.

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Keta residents wake up to find dead whale on their shores

The few bold residents who could go near the dead whale

The whale which reportedly measures about 39 feet long and 16 feet high is said to have appeared at the beach in the early hours of Tuesday.

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According to some of the residents who went to the see the dead mammal, though it was not the first time such an incident had happened, it has been very long since the last one.

Keta residents wake up to find dead whale on their shores

Keta residents wake up to find dead whale on their shores

It is not clear what might have caused the death of the whale but the Chief fisherman of the area, Seth Kedey, is reported by Citi FM to have suggested that it could have been hit by a large vessel.

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The phenomenon of dead whales washing ashore has become quite common in the country in recent years.

Keta residents wake up to find dead whale on their shores

Since 2013, dead whales have reportedly been washed ashore at Nzema in the Western Region, Dansoman and James Town in the Greater Accra Region, and Moree in the Central Region.

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