Basilosaurus whale that washed ashore in Rivers
Residents of Finima, Bonny Island and environs, Rivers state have ignored warning from experts to butcher a large Basilosaurus whale that washed ashore.
This comes barely two weeks after a swarm of dead croakers washed ashore from the banks of the Atlantic Ocean.
As it were with the dead croakers which found their way into the pots of soups of fishermen and unsuspecting consumers who bought from markets in defiance of Rivers Government warning against it consumption, some residents on discovering the strange sea animal on Friday have been chopping off its tissues from the whale for consumption and selling it to unsuspecting buyers.
In early video footage on the fate of the stranded sea animal, residents feasting on it identified it as a “wild whale”, but the strange mammal identified as a Basilosaurus was seen wiggling parts of its body like a larger than life octopus.
According to Wikipedia, Basilosaurus is a genus of large, predatory, prehistoric archaeocete whale from the late Eocene, approximately 41.3 to 33.9 million years ago. First described in 1834, it was the first archaeocete and prehistoric whale known to science.
You may be interested
Nigeria, 44 other countries in dire need of food assistance, FAO warnsWebby - March 5, 2021
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that Nigeria and 44 other countries are in…
Zamfara: Soldier, girlfriend supply camos, bullets to banditsWebby - March 5, 2021
In addition to the night guard arrested, a soldier and his girl riend have been busted I connection with the…
Nigerian Soldier Caught Supplying Ammunition, Uniforms To Bandits – Zamfara GovernmentWebby - March 5, 2021
Zamfara State Government has revealed that a Nigerian soldier and his girlfriend were recently caught supplying ammunition and military uniforms…