Jakarta, March 14 (IANS) The carcass of a 16.2-metre-long sperm whale washed up on a beach in Indonesia’s Bali island on Monday morning.
The whale was discovered in Klungkung by local fisherman, EFE news reported.
Hundreds of visitors flocked to the beach to see the giant creature, with many taking photographs.
A few police officers guarded the carcass but the high tide meant that it could not yet be removed from the beach, witnesses said.
According to local media reports, police were coordinating with local authorities to devise a plan to move the whale.
Sperm whales are the world’s largest living toothed predator, and one of the deepest diving mammals.