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Whale washes up on Belgium beach

2012-02-08 18:09

Brussels - A 13m sperm whale is dying after washing up on a Belgian beach on Wednesday, the country's Royal Institute of Natural Science said.

The whale, beached near Zeebrugge by the resort of Knokke-Heist, showed signs of several wounds, the institute's Jan Haelters told the national news agency Belga.

A fully-mature male sperm whale can reach up to 22m in length.