Whale carcass found on beach in Kadena

A carcass of a whale was found on a beach in Kaneku Kaihin Park in Kadena Town on Sunday.

According to the staff from Okinawa Churashima Foundation who inspected the carcass on the same evening, the dead whale was about 5.25-meter-long male humpback calf.

A researcher at the Okinawa Churashima Foundation Research Center said, “The number of humpback whales coming every winter to Okinawa has increased lately. Last year, we also found a humpback whale carcass on a nearby beach, and hat the more the number of humpback whales increase, the more carcasses will be found.”