Whale Carcass Washes Ashore at Beach in Egypt’s Matrouh

Whale Carcass Washes Ashore at Beach in Egypt’s Matrouh

Photo: Al-Wafd
Photo: Al-Wafd

Civil Protection personnel pulled out the carcass of a dead whale that had washed ashore on a beach approximately ten kilometers west of Egypt’s northwestern city of Marsa Matrouh, privately-owned al-Wafd reported.

The whale, which was first spotted by city locals who then reported it to the authorities, is around 15 meters long and weighs seven tons. An earlier version of this article had cited the general director of the Fisheries Authority in Matrouh as saying the animal is a humpback whale native to the Atlantic Ocean. However, its appearance suggests it is a sperm whale.

Photo: The Cairo Post
Photo: The Cairo Post

He went on to say that the whale had come to the warm waters of the Mediterranean to find a mate but was stranded due to the shallow waters outside Marsa Matrouh, which have a depth of no more than ten meters.

In video clips posted on social media, the whale carcass can be seen bobbing back and forth in the salty water, while a number of bystanders watch and take pictures.

Bassem Youssef Returns to Satire With Promotional Video on 'Detecting Muslim Threats'
'The Phone Camera Scares You': Viral Campaign in Egypt to Support 'The Street Children'

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in Buzz


UK Architecture Firm to Design Cairo’s New ‘Science City’

BECAUSEOctober 13, 2016
Gohar, Ashour, El Shorbagy, and El Sherbini all made the finals at the British Open

Egyptians Dominate 7 Out of 10 Top Squash Rankings Worldwide for First Time in History

Egyptian StreetsOctober 3, 2016

Egyptian Singer Amr Diab Becomes First Arab Artist to Set Guinness World Record

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 29, 2016

Egyptian-American Rami Malek Wins Emmy for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’

Mohamed KhairatSeptember 19, 2016

These are the Five Most Expensive Houses in Egypt

ES BuzzSeptember 18, 2016

Egyptian Nemat Shafik Becomes First Female Director of London School of Economics

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 13, 2016

85-Year-Old Coptic Christian Teaches Children the Qur’an

ES BuzzSeptember 13, 2016
egypt parliament

Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country’s ‘Sexually Weak’ Men

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 3, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.