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February 16, 2020 - The Mirror (UK)

World's second biggest whale washes up on UK beach and dies after being crushed

World's second biggest whale washes up on UK beach and dies after being crushed
Fin whale Credit: NOAA

A massive endangered whale has sadly died after being washed up on a British beach and crushing its internal organs on the rock.

Witnesses were "devastated" as they watched the fin whale slowly die after being discovered in trouble by a beach clean group who sparked a desperate rescue operation. It was initially hoped that with the tide coming in a group of volunteers could help turn it around - but rescuers have confirmed the whale, part of an endangered species which is the second largest in the world, has now lost its battle for survival.

Read more at The Mirror (UK)


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