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Finistère: a whale found dead, probably the same as the one stranded last week


The body of a whale was discovered on Tristan Island on Tuesday. Elements suggest that it would be the same cetacean as the one q

The carcass of a fin whale about ten meters long was found this Tuesday at the beginning of the afternoon stranded on Tristan Island, at the bottom of the bay of Douarnenez (Finistère), announced the marine natural park of Iroise on Facebook.

"Marks on the body suggest that it is the same individual" as the one who was stranded on September 19, a few kilometers further north, in Ploéven, before being put back at sea, specified the Park.

“We assume that's the one.

There are concordant elements: the size, the species, the place, "said the park, adding that the cetacean would be moved for an examination to ensure that it was indeed the same. animal.

The agents of the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), including those of the Marine Park "will take samples to try to determine the causes of death".

Three whales stranded in Finistère in one month

On the night of Monday September 19 to Tuesday September 20, a 12 m whale was able to reach the sea thanks to a trench dug to the water.

A rescue “miraculous, the whale has left”, had tweeted the association Sea Shepherd France.

“We helped him and he understood!

He put all his energy into getting back on track and with our help, he got there, it was magnificent!


The cetacean had been discovered stranded on Monday morning by walkers.

Two other whales were stranded a few days apart in Finistère, on the island of Sein, on September 2 and on a beach in Tréguennec, on September 10.

Both animals died.

Source: leparis

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