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Dead whale in the Mediterranean probably ‘one of the largest’ ever found – Livescience.com

Finback whales are the second-largest animal species on Earth. They are considered endangered.

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The carcass of an enormous finback whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was discovered near the Italian port of Sorrento earlier this week, the Italian Coast Guardsaid in a Facebook post
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Officials discovered the carcass on Sunday (Jan. 17), before towing it to the nearby port at Naples. The whale measured about 65 feet (20 meters) long and likely weighed more than 77 tons (70 metric tons) likely making the corpse “one of the largest” ever found in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the agency.
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