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Whale beached in Canada

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 00:38

June 13 - A juvenile humpback whale with lacerations to its body dies on a beach near Vancouver. Sarah Charlton reports.

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The carcass of a humpback whale lies on the sand at Canada's White Rock Beach. In an event rarely seen, the young whale - measuring between 8 and 10 metres long - washed ashore on Tuesday morning at the beach south of Vancouver. It is thought to have been alive when discovered, but later died on shore. A fishing line found wrapped around the whale's lacerated body suggested its death may have been caused by rope entanglement. Marine biologists will be conduct a study of the whale to find out the cause of death. Sarah Charlton, Reuters

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Whale beached in Canada

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 00:38