Humpback whale found dead on coast of Manta   2 comments

A humpback whale died yesterday at Río Caña (near Manta, Manabi province, Ecuador) after several hours of being washed up on the beach.

The Provincial Director of Tourism, Cristina Castro, who at the same time is an expert on whales, said that she will promote training for the locals of the coastal region to act adequately in cases where these giant sea creatures get trapped and washed up on the beaches.

She also recognized that, in appearances, is an example of of the effects of trasmayo [illegal but commonly used fishing nets] that provoked its dead.

According to Castro, it is possible to save them in this situation but people need to know what to do.

Original source: La Hora (

TITLE: Murió ballena ‘Jorobada’
DATE: 2 de Septiembre de 2009

MANTA • Una ballena del tipo “Jorobada” murió ayer en el sitio Río Caña después de que se quedó varada unas horas.

La directora provincial de Turismo, Cristina Castro, quien a su vez es experta en ballenas, dijo que promoverá una capacitación para que los pobladores de las zonas costeras actúen adecuadamente en caso de varamiento de estos gigantescos habitantes del mar.

Ella reconoció que, al parecer, el ejemplar fue afectado por un trasmayo (arte de pesca), lo que después provocó su muerte.

Según Castro, es posible salvarlas, pero para ello se requiere saber qué hacer.

2 responses to “Humpback whale found dead on coast of Manta

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  1. Excelente articulos amigos Saludos!

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