[PHOTO] Shock as Decomposing whale is butchered in Bonny Island
A decomposed whale washed ashore has been butchered by fishermen in Bonny Island, Rivers State.
It was gathered the whale, whose tail and other parts of its body, were already decaying, was discovered by residents of Finima.
It came as oil and gas regulators said they had launched an investigation into the cause of death of thousands of croaker fish, which also washed ashore last week.
It was gathered at the weekend that the sudden appearance of the whale jolted the Finima community where most of the dead croaker fish were found ashore.
While there was rush to begin harvesting the whale for food, it was learnt that the community leaders, who got hint of the development, stopped feasting on the aquatic animal.
An aspiring spokesman of IYC and blogger, Bodmas Kemepadei, lamented that people were already harvesting the animal without considering its health implication.
He warned the people of Finima against eating any part of the dead whale adding that it could have died from the same pollutant that killed the croaker fish.
But the National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) said that it found no oil leaks linked to the massive death of fishes along the Atlantic coastline across region.
The agency said it was coordinating a muli-agency investigation to uncover the cause of the reported massive death of fishes within the nation’s territorial waters and was looking beyond the oil industry..