From Earth Times:
Johannesburg- Two rare “True Beaked” whales were found dead on a beach close to Buffels Bay, near Knysa, South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute said Monday. An NSRI commander in Knysa, Rein Hofmery [sic; Hofmeyr], told Sapa news agency that it had received word that a whale had beached itself on Sunday afternoon. An adult whale, who had been lactating, and measuring 4.6 metres in length was later found dead in a rock pool.
“A short while later, a second female True Beaked whale, a 3.4 metre sub-adult was found on the beach, also dead,” Hofmeyr added.
People strolling along the beach had earlier found the whale alive, but they had been unable to get it back into the sea, he said.
Dr Debbie Cockroft, a representative of the Centre for Dolphin Studies, who helped moved the adult whale back to the beach, told NSRI that the cause of the sub-adult’s death was unknown.
Cockroft said that the adult had had a fractured jaw. A whale often accompanies an injured whale and nurses it, which could explain how the sub-adult had been beached.
Tests would show whether the adult whale had been pregnant. “True Beaked” whales are the rarest whale species, Cockroft said, adding, the find would help research.
The name is “True’s Beaked” whale.
Also, it is Knysna.