Pics: Dead whale found on Gharam beach, Matrouh
Dead whale found on Gharam beach, Matrouh
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CAIRO: A large dead whale was found washed up on Gharam Beach in Matrouh Monday, Youm7 reported.

Locals found the 15-meter long whale and reported it to the authorities, Al-Wafd newspaper reported. The humpback whale weighed about seven tons and is native to the Atlantic Ocean, the newspaper quoted the head of the Fisheries Authority in Matrouh as saying.

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He added that the whale, whose body will be neutralized, had come to the Mediterranean Sea for mating, but died because the water depth did not exceed 10 meters.

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Matrouh Security Director Hesham Lotfy instructed the Civil Protection Authority to recover the mammal’s body from the water, Youm7 reported.

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A dead whale was found on the North Coast in June 2015, according to Al-Masry Al-Youm.

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