A whale carcass washed ashore on a closed military area on Israel's Zikim beach near Ashdod Monday morning, Israeli media reported.
Personnel from Israel's Nature and Parks Authority monitored the whale carcass's progress in drifting towards the beach to ensure it washed up on Israeli shores for research purposes.
The whale in question is a fin whale, the second largest type of whale after a blue whale, as well as the second largest animal in the world.
Whales washing up on Israeli beaches
This is the second time a fin whale carcass washed up on an Israeli beach, with the previous time being almost exactly two years ago.
However, other whales have washed up on Israeli beaches before.
In the past couple of years, multiple dead sperm whales have washed up ashore on Israeli beaches.
In 2021, dead whales washed up on Israeli beaches having been killed by tar, amid an oil spill crisis in the Mediterranean that year.
Whale carcasses have the possibility of being dangerous because they are known to explode.
This is because the body's decomposition process causes gases to build up inside the carcass, although they are not known to have resulted in any fatalities among humans.
This is a developing story.