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WHALE FOUND ON IKURU TOWN'S ATLANTIC BEACH, RIVERS STATE


The IKURU TOWN, Atlantic Beach which is the longest white Sand Beach in West Africa, witnessed an influx of tourist recently who all came to see the rare Whale that was washed ashore the beach.

The carcass of the whale was found on the Ikuru Town beach , Located in Andoni LGA, Rivers State, south south of Nigeria, off the Atlantic Ocean.

Ikuru Town is also home to one of the richest Rain Forest in Nigeria and accommodates the endangered West African Elephants which are sometimes seen on the beach and around the community.

With Lots of tourism potential from the IKURU TOWN Atlantic Beach and Rain Forest, It is still yet to get the attention of the Rivers State government and other stake holders as the access road to Andoni LGA (UNITY Road) have been abandoned by successive governments.

When our correspondent visited the scene it was observed that the villagers had started cutting off the body parts of the whale to be used as meat and other delicacies.




Whales are national heritage and even in death their carcasses can be preserved and used to attract tourist, as seen in the Royal Ontario Museum , Toronto which houses the heart of a blue whale and its  enormous skeleton pictured).




The dead whale was spotted in the morning of July 6th 2017 and at the time of reporting  over 30 % of the Whale had been cut off for meat by the locals.

See video of locals cutting the whale below:

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