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Coast of Yucatan Sees First Beached Whale

By The News · 29 of February 2016 08:21:40
Residents stand next the carcass of a beached whale in Progreso, in Yucatan state, Residents stand next the carcass of a beached whale in Progreso, in Yucatan state, Mexico, February 28, 2016. The whale of about 12 metres (39 feet) long and 10 tons heavy is the first whale found dead on the coast of Yucatan, though in recent weeks there have been several cases of beached dolphins, according to local media. REUTERS/Lorenzo Hernandez EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE, No available

Some residents helped move a beached whale Sunday in Progreso, in the state of Yucatan, Mexico, while others took pictures. This was the first incident of a beached whale in the area, though in recent weeks there have been several instances of beached dolphins.

The whale measured about 12 meters long (39 feet) and weighed approximately 10 tons.

Residents move the carcass of a beached whale in Progreso, in Yucatan state, Mexico, Sunday. REUTERS/Lorenzo Hernandez

Residents move the carcass of a beached whale in Progreso, in Yucatan state, Mexico, Sunday. REUTERS/Lorenzo Hernandez