Scientists dissect massive whale carcass in Canada
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 00:36
May 11 - A dead blue whale that washed up onto the shores of a Canadian fishing community weeks ago is dissected for scientific research. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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Residents of a fishing community in Newfoundland, Canada, are finally getting rid of a dead whale that washed up unto its shores.
It had been slowly rotting for weeks, giving off an unpleasant odor.
This week, a team from the Royal Ontario Museum dissected the carcass.
Parts of the blue whale, which is an endangered species, will be used for scientific research.
It is likely one of a group of blue whales that died several weeks ago in heavy ice off Newfoundland's Western coast.
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