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dead humpback whale

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Bruce
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dead humpback whale

Post by Bruce » 01 Mar 2016, 19:29

There was a dead humpback whale on the rocks at Traigh Hamara, Barra today. It looks to be in fairly fresh condition but has some damage around the base of the tail; this suggests that entanglement may have been the cause of death. A sad end to a very smart creature.
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Re: dead humpback whale

Post by BrianR » 03 Mar 2016, 16:40

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Another unusual marine mammal that was found recently on the Lewis coast was a Harp Seal. The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme did not disclose its exact location to avoid any unecessary harassment of the animal. https://www.facebook.com/Scottish-Marin ... 9005856875

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