Residents of Long Island, in the United States, were stunned after what would be the tenth dead whale appeared on one of its beaches between December and January, according to local media. Well, the giant animal, with more than 10 meters long, was another challenge for the removal of the body by the local authorities.
As indicated by the Nassau Police office, the discovery occurred between 6 and 7 in the morning on Lido beach, in Hempstead, Long Island jurisdiction; They estimated the whale to be between 35 and 40 feet long. and they specified that it was a male that could have about five years of life.
“This is by far the biggest. The crews that have been here for nearly two decades have never seen a whale of this size.” were the words of Don Clavin, who is the Hempstead supervisor, in an interview for the local media Bronx News 12, indicating that the finding of this whale exceeded previous sightings.
The images that have circulated through social networks about the animal giant have left users stunned; The city supervisor even indicated that they had to take extra actions to be able to remove the body of the whale, to then take it to the marine biology experts who would be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
“We had to move the whale to higher ground because of the high tide… It’s 35 feet long. Just pulling it to shore, we had to bring in a heavy crane. And the cables were breaking because of the tonnage that was required to actually get it to higher ground.” Clavin added about the individual for the aforementioned medium, stating that seeing the animal, despite its condition, is something incredible that few will be able to count.
A gray whale gives birth in front of a tourist boat in California
In other events, a group of tourists in the state of California, United States, experienced a moment that few have the opportunity, a spectacle that will probably be the story to tell for many years. Well, in the middle of a walk intended for whale watching, people, in addition to being able to see the majestic animal, which in itself is an achievement, also witnessed the birth of a calf.
According to local media reports, the event took place in Dana Point, a city south of Los Angeles, in the aforementioned state. The tourists were on a boat from Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari company, in which a whale watching was arranged.
The event was recorded through a drone that was operated by a person from the group who was taking videos of the experience.. Well, because of this, he was able to see the birth of the cetacean from the air and that it has been spread through social networks.
Although in this type of trips attendees are warned that the appearance of whales along the way is not guaranteed, since they are free animals and even if some of the routes they take are known, it is not 100% certain that they will meet one Of these animals, tourists in California got a double surprise.
Well, as reported through the official website of the company, The sighting was going well and as usual, when suddenly the tourists saw a gray whale near the boat, but when it got closer then they began to see that there was something else.
“At first, the sighting appeared to be a typical migrating gray whale. As the boat slowly approached the animal, our crew noted that he was behaving sporadically. The passengers and crew saw something orange and red in the water that they thought might have been seaweed.”, indicated the company.
And then he added: “For a minute, many of us thought it might be a shark or a predatory event. But no, instead of the end of life, it was the beginning of a new one!”, indicating that the stains in the water alerted the witnesses, who after a moment realized the true reason for the blood.
“After surfacing, the newborn calf began to learn to swim and bond with its mother. The female even took the calf to the boats as if to show off her offspring and say hello.”highlighted the company, indicating what happened after the end of the video.