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Residents of the Hawaiian island of Oahu the third week can not get rid of the decaying sperm whale. About this newspaper the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
For the first time a dead animal is spotted off the coast of the island on January 10. Stinking carcass gnawed on numerous tiger sharks. Soon the whale washed up on the shallows. January 12, thanks to the efforts of several government agencies it was towed back into the ocean and left at a distance of 24 kilometers from the southern coast of Oahu.
A few days later the remains of a sperm whale found diver ocean Ramsey (Ocean Ramsey). Popular video, where she Stokes the great white shark attracted by the carcass, gathered over a million views. To the dead animal reached Gawker to take a photo on the background of the decaying giant.
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On 26 January, a dead sperm whale again washed up on the shore of Oahu. The publication notes that two-thirds of the carcass is still whole, and the stench reaches the beach, where people have a rest. Marine biologists took advantage of this opportunity, undertook a study of the remains and found that before the death of the sperm whale did not eat anything.
The sperm whale is a large marine mammal belonging to the order Cetacea. Length of adult males reaches 20 meters, and weighs 50 tons.
In 2018, it was reported that fishermen took video of two sharks, devouring the remains of a dead whale at a distance of 15 kilometres from the American city of Virginia beach.
Video, photo All from Russia.