Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mystery surrounds dead whale discovered on Spanish beach

Experts in Valencia investigate death of six-tonne fin whale, which showed no sign of collision with vessel or being caught in net

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

Wednesday 13 May 2015 13.54 BSTLast modified on Wednesday 13 May 201514.42 BST

Whale beached on a Spanish beachZoologists in Valencia are investigating the death of a six-tonne whale that washed up near the shore this week.

Guardia Civil agents patrolling the area spotted the whale in shallow waters on Monday morning. They said it was floating lifelessly towards the shore and deployed a boat to protect the animal from oncoming vessels.

Five hours later, the whale washed up on a beach in Cullera, a town about 30 miles south of Valencia. Police at the scene confirmed it was dead.

Zoologists from the University of Valencia have been investigating the animal’s death. They confirmed it was a fin whale, one of the most common species in the Mediterranean.

No comments:

Post a Comment

You only need to enter your comment once! Comments will appear once they have been moderated. This is so as to stop the would-be comedian who has been spamming the comments here with inane and often offensive remarks. You know who you are!

Related Posts with Thumbnails