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Whales spark 'sea monster' rumors in Ghana


Posted on Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 | Comment icon 15 comments

The whales washed up on beaches across Ghana. Image Credit: CC 2.0 Erik Kristensen
The remains of at least three whales have mysteriously washed up on different beaches across Ghana.
Locals had gathered on the beaches at Kokrobite, Asanta and Kikam to get a closer look. Two of the animals were immediately identifiable as whales while the third sparked claims of a cryptozoological mystery with pictures generating headlines that a "mysterious creature" had been discovered.

The animals were believed to have been washed ashore on either Sunday or Monday night and could have been killed by a large supply vessel out in the deep ocean. It is the fifth time within the space of five years that whales have mysteriously washed up on the shoreline in the region.

The local people believe that these events, far from being a disaster, are actually a good omen. "It is a kind of blessing because it is going to lead to bumper harvest," chief fisherman Nii Asase Ayitey told the Daily Graphic. "We will perform the necessary customary rites demanded during such events."

A representative of the Environmental Protection Agency has stated that the organization is aware of the whale deaths and will be dispatching a team to conduct a full investigation.

Source: Daily Graphic | Comments (15)

Tags: Whale, Ghana


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by The_Student on 3 September, 2013, 18:19
Whales tend to decompose funny, that's why so many of them get mistaken for sea monsters when they wash up.
Comment icon #7 Posted by shrooma on 3 September, 2013, 22:02
Ghanian sea monsters- just one sign of Revelation....? :-)
Comment icon #8 Posted by shrooma on 3 September, 2013, 22:04
good job they didn't wash up in japan- theyd've been eaten before the photographers got there..... ;-)
Comment icon #9 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 3 September, 2013, 22:31
If dead whales are a good omen to these people I'd hate to see a bad one.
Comment icon #10 Posted by kannin on 4 September, 2013, 0:21
wonder if green peace would think it was a creature, they would prolly try to hug it
Comment icon #11 Posted by DieChecker on 5 September, 2013, 2:48
Superstitious, ignorant, uneducated, primitive-minded, myth-loving savages..... Hey, look.......... was that bigfoot??? I swear I just saw a blurry, furry critter just duck into the woods!!!! Someone get a TV Crew over here QUICK!!!
Comment icon #12 Posted by Marozi on 6 September, 2013, 16:05
As DecoNoir guessed it is a humpback whale. The fin is clearly giving the answer and also the rests of the longitudal folds of skin right which all rorquals own. As it ceratinly would be much more difficult if we only had the first picture it is nice to learn: never trust one "monster" picture alone!
Comment icon #13 Posted by LXC2 on 6 September, 2013, 16:40
Well what the heck does that look like to you people? I have literally no clue, Edit: Yes this is pictures of the "Monster."
Comment icon #14 Posted by Marozi on 6 September, 2013, 17:15
This is already solved. It was a shark as I wrote elsewhere long before the Florida shark expert Deam Grubbs was questioned and acknowledged it http://www.livescien...=51462711071794). There is a vertebral column, hypochondral rays of the tail and the pectoral girdle of a shark. There are more pictures which show that the body and the "head" with the "horns" are separated. From the story we knew that the carcass was found in two pieces in the water and then brought to the strand. So this is why the pectoral girdle is placed at this position. Before anyone speculates (partially ignoring what wa... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Clobhair-cean on 6 September, 2013, 19:11
Based on the size and the fact that it was washed up in Andalucía, it was probably a great white or a basking shark.


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