Massive fin whale, a vulnerable species, beaches itself in northern France

Published Nov 07 2021 at 2:29 PM GMT
  • French animal experts are preparing to conduct an autopsy on a 19-metre-long whale that died after getting stranded at the northern port of Calais.
  • The fin whale, weighing around 15 tonnes, apparently beached itself after getting injured, a rare phenomenon in the area.
  • Fin whales, the second-biggest mammal species in the world after the blue whale, are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.“It is a female, about 30 years old, who ran aground on Saturday,” said….



  • Published Nov 7, 2021 2:29 PM GMT