TOBAGO – A Melon-headed whale that washed ashore on Tuesday at Argyle in Tobago was pregnant.
This was revealed by the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) in a Facebook post.
TEMA stated, “A whale has been found stranded at Princess Bay Argyle, (just behind Pablo Supermarket).
“At approximately 8.55 a.m. today (September 10) several persons reported it to the TEMA Emergency Operations Centre.“Officials from the Division of Food Production, Forestry and Fisheries are currently on the scene while officials from the Marine Mammal Response Team have been mobilised.”
The whale died from exhaustion, according to a necropsy done by the Marine Mammal Response Team.