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Beached whale found 800 meters ashore in Yorkshire
“It is sad. It was in shallow water of about 4ft to 5.25ft, making contact with the bottom,” said Andy Gibson, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. “This was about 800m offshore. When it gets in that situation it rolls onto its side and it can cover its blowhole.”
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REGISTER or LOGIN text was a hyperlink but I've corrected my oversight to make it obvious now.Surely to move such a thing would be a 'whale' of an undertaking and there would be obvious scaring of the immediate locale but none of this is mentioned. It's as if it was picked up and dropped there !
Ahh, I missed the hyperlink.How heavy is the whale? It says 33 feet.Based on notes on the web, I'm guessing on the order of 5 to 10 tons.It would be big... But, perhaps it was found rolling around the surf and someone decided to move it inland with a helicopter for analysis and disposal.The ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please
REGISTER or LOGINThanks for all the chopper info......very nice helicopters !