In North Devon Heritage coast, England, residents were astonished when they found an enormous mammal in their coast.
It turns out that what they saw was a corpse of a Fin whale, the second largest mammal that exists on Earth. The Fin whale is considered an endangered specie.
Sarah Stafford, the manager of Hartland Quay Hotel and Pub reported the incident to the government on their specialist whale and dolphin hotline.
Everyone was advised to stay away from the enormous carcass to avoid any hazardous event. The dead Fin whale measures approximately 33 feet or 10 meters long which can be compared to the size of a double-decker bus.
According to Trending News Portal, Stephen Marsh, the representative of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said that they are not sure on where exactly the whale came from but they estimated that it was dead for quite some time before it was found.
“We don’t know where it came from, it could have washed up anywhere. The majority of these animals died at sea and we never see them,” Marsh said.
A spokesperson from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation UK explained that, “It’s death could have been caused by old age or disease, but whales and dolphins face many man-made threats too, such as collision with vessels, entanglement in fishing nets, pollution, etc.”
Research show that Fin Whales can grow up to 88 feet long and weigh up to 130,000 kilograms. The enormous carcass was removed form the coast by contractors.
This incident may be a reminder for everyone that we should be responsible with our actions. Whatever we do may have a positive or negative effect on our surroundings. Therefore, we should be responsible, think twice before doing anything.