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Dead sperm whale retrieved from the sea
This morning, veterinarians from the University of Gran Canaria examined an 8.9 metre long semi-adult sperm whale. The marine mammal was found dead in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, about two nautical miles from Playa del Pozo in the borough of El Pinar in El Hierro. The animal was not yet fully grown and weighed six to eight tons.


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10.10.2017 - The whale was towed to the port of La Restinga and transported by lorry to the La Dehesa environmental centre. The autopsy will determine the cause of death.

 



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