September 15, 2009 by dyertrust

Afalse killer whale was found deceased onMonday 1 June 2009 stranded at a beach in Romansbaai in theWestern Cape.The Dyer Island Conservation Trust was alerted of the stranding and arrived at the scene to photograph the animal and to take vital measurements and samples to be analysed by researchers at the Mammal Research Institute (UniversityofPretoria/Iziko MuseumsofCape Town).The reason for the stranding is unknown and we hope to learn more from the scientific findings once the samples have been analysed.