3 dead #whales found washed up on a #beach in #SanQuintin, #Mexico
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A third gray whale was found dead on the beach in the town of San Quintín, 190 km south of the city of Ensenada. It is the third dead whale on the beaches of Baja California in the last fourteen days.
Residents of San Quintín declared that the body, in an advanced state of decomposition, was stranded on Friday, April 19, at dawn on the same beach where a gray whale was run aground one year ago.
Elements of the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and the environmental group Marine Mammal Research and Conservation of Ensenada (Icmme), just today in the morning they went to the reporting site to collect data from the animal and proceed to his burial on the sandy beach.
He also called the attention of the specialist the large number of injuries present in the body of the young whale product of his continued attempt to stop the parasites, when scrubbing with the rocky seabed.
The oceanologist, Arnulfo Estrada Ramírez, pointed out that, like most baleen whales, gray whales undertake seasonal migrations from the summer and autumn feeding zones to wintering areas in southern latitudes.
Courtesy of debate.com.mx