Feb 24, 2019
A 36-feet long humpback whale has been found dead in the Amazon jungle, miles from its natural habitat. Experts in Brazil have been left baffled as to how the ten-tonne animal came to be lying in the woodland area around 50ft (15 meters) from the sea.
Humpback whale discovered in Amazon jungle. via Facebook
The humpback whale was discovered last Friday in the middle of the undergrowth on the island of Marajo off the Araruna Beach, at the mouth of the Amazon River.
Scientists believe the creature died at sea and may have landed in the wooded area after rough seas and high tides threw it inland, far from the ocean.
Mystery deathA team from Semma went to the region to inspect the remains, believed to be a 12-month old calf, and to gather information which could help to explain how the aquatic creature crash landed in the jungle.
In a Facebook post by the NGO, Bicho D’agua Institute which is based on Marajo Island, biologists suspect that the calf become entangled in the mangroves after being thrown ashore by high waves.
The Maritime Herald suggested the animal may have been killed by swallowing marine plastics and the body was then washed inland.
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