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whale beaked negro pozo stranded

Stranded beaked whale in Pozo Negro

A large Couvier's beaked whale stranded in Pozo Negro (published 23/12 at 22.19pm)

The cetacean, almost six meters long, has been located in an area of cliffs, according to environmental agents

A Cuvier's beaked whale, between 5 and 6 meters long and weighing about five tons, has been stranded since last Friday in an area of cliffs on the beach of Pozo Negro, in Fuerteventura, which is making it difficult to remove.

Sources from the Cabildo of Fuerteventura have reported the difficulties they are encountering in removing the beaked whale from the site, since the current itself has been dragging the body to the cliffs, which complicates its removal, advances the EFE agency.

Environmental agents of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura hope that the change of tide will move the body of the animal to the beach area to be able to carry out the removal work, work that they still do not know if they can be carried out throughout this Saturday.

The Environment agents themselves will participate in them, as well as Maritime Rescue and the company that is responsible for removing this type of animal when it appears stranded.

Once the body is refloated, it will be transferred to the Zurita environmental complex, in Puerto del Rosario, where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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(published 10:50am)

Beaked whale stranded in Pozo Negro removed.

The 3-meter-long animal was in an area that was difficult to access

The City Council of Antigua thanks the company of Caleta de Fuste, Deep Blue for the collaboration provided to the Environment of the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, providing a zodiac and several instructors,

In addition, the city council highlights the collaboration of the neighbours, in the removal of the three-meter-long cetacean with a high degree of decomposition, stranded for three days in Pozo Negro.

(Tamara: half the size that was estimated yesterday!)

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