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Dead whale turns up in Amazon jungle

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"A 36-feet long humpback whale has been found dead in the Amazon jungle, miles from its natural habitat.

Experts in Brazil have been left baffled as to how the ten-tonne animal came to be lying in the woodland area around 50ft (15 meters) from the sea.

The marine mammal was discovered last Friday in the middle of the undergrowth on the island of Marajo off the Araruna Beach, at the mouth of the Amazon River."

Full article at Daily mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6740037/Huge-humpback-whale-dead-Brazilian-Amazon-jungle-miles-natural-habitat.html

"Bicho D'Agua's president and marine specialist Renata Emin said: "We're still not sure how it landed here, but we're guessing that the creature was floating close to the shore and the tide, which has been pretty considerable over the past few days, picked it up and threw it inland, into the mangrove.

"Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence.""

At LAD Bible: http://www.ladbible.com/news/weird-dead-humpback-whale-mysteriously-turns-up-in-the-amazon-rainforest-20190224

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Robotic Jew

Whalenado....?

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EnderOTD

Poor little guy

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EnderOTD
4 hours ago, Robotic Jew said:

Whalenado....?

I hope a syfy writer doesn't see your post, they just made the last Sharknado and I thought we were in the clear now!

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Echoes

Whale I'll be damned :rofl:

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hehuntsbeaver

Its the falling whale from hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

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Myles

Get the dynamite!

 

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psyche101

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DebDandelion

I was leaning towards that portal that big foot uses...

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Myles

I have to post it.

 

 

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EnderOTD

 

 

3 hours ago, Myles said:

I have to post it.

 

 

Somebody could have made a killing selling rain suits and umbrellas that day.  Opportunity missed!

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Razumov

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EnderOTD

I am interested to know how it ended up that far inland, mini tsunami washed it up?  Carried by a herd of gulls for later snacking?  I've read that whales are sacred in many cultures that inhabit ocean shores, but they typically bury the carcass or some other ritual.  I would think it being so far out of it's natural habitat, if it were dead and drifted so far it would have been scavenged and not as intact as it appears to be.  Perhaps over fishing are pushing humpbacks closer to Brazil in search of food.  That's a nice whale tail btw.^^^^

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Habitat

Probably dumped there by the massive tidal bores known as the Pororoca, the whale likely already dead.

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psyche101
25 minutes ago, EnderOTD said:

I am interested to know how it ended up that far inland, mini tsunami washed it up?  Carried by a herd of gulls for later snacking?  I've read that whales are sacred in many cultures that inhabit ocean shores, but they typically bury the carcass or some other ritual.  I would think it being so far out of it's natural habitat, if it were dead and drifted so far it would have been scavenged and not as intact as it appears to be.  Perhaps over fishing are pushing humpbacks closer to Brazil in search of food.  That's a nice whale tail btw.^^^^

It was only 15 meters inland. Not all that far, and doesn't seem unlikely that a wild storm would wash it up that far. 

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Farmer77
30 minutes ago, psyche101 said:

It was only 15 meters inland. Not all that far, and doesn't seem unlikely that a wild storm would wash it up that far. 

Yeah the "inland" part is hugely exaggerated here. You can see that the animal is sitting on a tidal flat of sorts in the pics, and in fact you can see where the water is behind the guys where the trees open up

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EnderOTD

I haven’t looked up the migration patterns of hump backs, but the article is implying that it’s not supposed to be feeding or near the the north coast of Brazil this time of year.  I was joking about the tsunami and gulls.  What Habitat suggested may very likely be the culprit, I would still think it would have been scavenged as whale carcasses are a great source of protein for many opportunistic ocean dwellers.

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EnderOTD

“Along with this astonishing feat, we are baffled as to what a humpback whale is doing on the north coast of Brazil during February because this is a very unusual occurrence."

 

It’s a calf and likely was separated from its mother at some point, quite baffling.

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Essan

Did they check to see if there was a bowl of petunias in the vicinity?  

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