Bottlenose whale washes ashore

2013-11-17 14:27
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Warsaw - A northern bottlenose whale more than 7m long washed ashore on Poland's Baltic coast, an unusual occurrence according to zoologists on Saturday.

It was the furthest into the Baltic that any whale of its type has ever been known to venture, Krzysztof Skora, a professor at the University of Gdansk told TVN24 broadcaster.

Northern bottlenose whales normally stay in the North Atlantic. The corpse drew curiosity seekers to the coast where it was found, near Uniescie in West Pomerania.

Efforts to remove the body broke off because of the heavy weight. Another attempt is to be mounted on Monday to relocate the body for a post mortem probe.

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