Dead whale washes up on Newfoundland beach

Posted by on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Several people flocked to the beach in Outer Cove on Sunday afternoon after a whale washed ashore.

The whale appears to be a humpback whale.

There is no word yet on how the whale died.

Locals say that there is an unpleasant smell emitting from the carcass.

The humpback whale is one of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 metres and weigh about 36,000 kg.

The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is known for breaching and other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular with whale watchers. 

The Team

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