Mystery as ten-tonne whale is found dead in Amazon jungle leaving scientists baffled

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Mystery as ten-tonne whale is found dead in Amazon jungle leaving scientists baffled



Circling vultures led scientists to an unusual find in thick Amazonian woods – the body of a 36-foot humpback whale, entangled in mangroves.
Scientists are now trying to puzzle out how the ten-tonne animal ended up hidden in the mangrove bush, 50ft from the sea.
Dirlene Silva, from Brazil’s department of health, sanitation and environment (SEMMA) told Journal O Liberal: ‘We only found the whale because of the presence of scavenging birds of prey.

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‘The vultures were spotted circling above the carcass which was found hidden in the bush some distance from the sea.’
Scientists believe the calf was already dead, possibly from eating plastic waste.
Shamima Begum wants to inspire British girls not to make her mistakesThe ten-tonne animal was found washed up on the island of Marajo, near Araruna Beach, at the mouth of the Amazon River, the Daily Mail reports.
Renata Emin of the Bicho D’Agua institute, which is collecting forensic samples, said, ‘We’re still not sure how it landed here, but we’re guessing that the creature was floating close to the shore and the tide, which has been pretty considerable over the past few days, picked it up and threw it inland, into the mangrove.

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Copyright: SEEMA / FocusOn News‘Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence.’

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