Friday, October 7, 2011

Sei Whale Found in a Field Near the English Coast??

Recently on South Uist, England near Gerinish, a rare sei whale was found laying in the middle of a field.  The beach was over 800 yards away!  Big question is, How did it get there?

Most are speculating that the whale was somehow ill and came into shallow water like whales do sometimes when they are in such a state.  Then a tide which was much higher than normal, allowed the whale to come in closer than normal and when the tide waters receded, the whale was stranded.

Scientists tried to move the whale back into the water, but at over 56 feet long and 4000 lbs, the task proved impossible and eventually the whale died.  A terrible ending for a rare species of whale.

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