A Melon-headed whale washed ashore in Argyle this morning.
According to officials from the Division of Food Production, Forestry, and Fisheries, the mammal was seen close to shore yesterday in the nearby Roxborough area.
" We do not know the cause of death as there were no traumatic signs only superficial scratches possibly caused by being washed up on shore," Crystal Edwards- Marine Biologist, attached to the Division, told Guardian Media.
Wildlife biologist, Angela Ramsey, who was also on the beach confirmed the species.
She said the division will preserve the mammal's body until the cause of death is determined.
" This is the first time we have seen this type of whale on these shores so we would like to determine the cause of death."
The melon-headed whale ( Peponocephale Electra) falls under the Delphinidae family.