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Old 13 August 2012, 15:43   #1
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Beached Fin Whale

There had been a couple of sightings of something large out in the Bay yesterday and then this afternoon this monster was washed ashore, she/he managed to get off the beach once but was sadly pushed back on again and was deemed too poorly to attempt a rescue, has probably been euthanased by now.
Apparently its a Fin whale, about 65 feet long and who knows what weight 20-30 tons?
Sad sight indeed.
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Old 13 August 2012, 15:53   #2
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BBC News - Beached whale at Carlyon Bay 'too sick to save'
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Old 13 August 2012, 16:26   #3
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What a shame.
It wasn't there Saturday-I was out and about in the bay for several hours.
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Very sad.
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Very sad indeed, I wonder what caused the injury's to it's eye and underside.
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Very sad indeed, I wonder what caused the injury's to it's eye and underside.
I understand that boat strike is a possibility..... PM could tell more. Even if it is boat strike it doesn't neccsarily mean its was 'the cause'.....could be 'effect' of illness /malnutrition.....or vice versa, of course.....
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http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0814/fin...bour-cork.html

Coincidence??
Wonder if they were from the same pod?
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Might have been this Ship that went though the Pod on Fin Whales: Such a shame
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