Friday 31 January 2014

rare whale beached

Rare beaked Blainville whale beached in Cornwall: Only second time species has reached British shores in a century
The carcass of a beaked whale has been found on a Cornish beach – only the second time the species has been recorded in the UK.The Blainville’s whale, usually found in temperate and tropical waters, was discovered stranded on Kenneggy Beach, near Praa Sands.A member of the public reported it to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust as a porpoise, but experts confirmed it as a rare Blainville’s beaked whale. 
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