“It looks like it didn’t die here and may have been deceased for some time,” she added.
Blue whales are the largest animals in existence, weighing up to 200 tons and growing as long as 32 meters.
The creature, whose tongue alone can weigh as much as an elephant, has an average lifespan of 80 to 90 years, according to National Geographic.
Seven pilot whales were found dead near Kupang last October.
Cross-currents off the beach pose a danger to whales as they can get caught between reefs close to shore.
In 2018, a sperm whale was found dead in Indonesia with more than 100 plastic cups and 25 plastic bags in its stomach, raising concerns about the Southeast Asian archipelago’s massive marine rubbish problem.