Dead dwarf whale ashore at Manta Rota beach

The whale was "in an advanced state of decomposition"

A dead dwarf whale, about three meters long, was removed this Sunday, January 26, from the beach at Manta Rota, in Vila Real de Santo António. 

The alert was given around 15:30 pm by the GNR to the Maritime Police.

According to the National Maritime Authority, “the Institute for Nature and Forest Conservation was immediately informed and requested support from the municipal services of Castro Marim for the removal of the whale from the sand” and for the animal's landfill.

The whale was "in an advanced state of decomposition", he adds.