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Another large whale found dead

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Local fishermen of Damb village near Sonminai, Balochistan, have recently found the corpse of a dead bryde’s whale deep inside the Miani Hor Lagoon, about 15 kilometres from entrance to the open ocean. The body was decomposed and its parts were lying scattered on the beach. The dead whale later beached. A team of officials and experts from WWF-Pakistan, Balochistan Forest and Wildlife Department inspected and collected DNA samples for analysis. Moazzam Khan, a…Read More

Baluchitherium, Blue Whale displays open at PMNH

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The life size displays of Baluchitherium (the largest mammal on earth) and Blue Whale has been inaugurated here at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Garden Avenue, Shakarparian.The inauguration ceremony was organized by PMNH, a subsidiary organization of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to open these entertainment and informative exhibits.A large number of scientists, educationists and students from the twin cities of…Read More

Preservation of rare whale shark to cost $5 million

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The whale shark, found dead in the Arabian Sea and later landed at the Pakistan Museum of National History (PMNH) Islamabad from Karachi, will be preserved and made part of its priceless collection."The preservation of the fish would take about six months involving around $5 million," Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro told this scribe. He said that the 42-foot long whale is chemically processed before it was taken to Islamabad. The…Read More