A shoal of whales stranded in Sampoor Beach

A shoal of over 20 whales was stranded in the beach close to the old Sampoor Jetty in Trincomalee today (31). This happened to be a very rare occasion, as the whales which are generally believed to roam in deep sea, had swum towards shallow waters.

A group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command together with some local community redirected this average-size school of marine mammals back to the ocean.