Nearly 30 sperm whales wash up and die on North Sea beaches

Rob Deaville from London Zoo looks at the carcass of a Sperm whale on the beach in HunstantonBy Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) – A sixth sperm whale has died on a British beach, the latest of nearly 30 to have become stranded in shallow waters on the coastline of Europe's North Sea over the past month. As marine pathologists cut samples from the whale's carcass on the windswept expanse of sand at low tide, scientists said it was too early to know exactly why so many whales had taken a wrong turn into the North Sea. Since mid-January, 29 sperm whales have died on beaches in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Britain.

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February 5, 2016 4:15 pm

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