Mystery as 36ft-long humpback whale is found dead in the Amazon JUNGLE leaving experts baffled as to how it got there

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Mystery as 36ft-long humpback whale is found dead in the Amazon JUNGLE leaving experts baffled as to how it got there

Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:00 am


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.

The marine mammal 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.

A 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.

Video taken at the time shows the mammal splayed out in swampy mangrove surrounded by trees, with no visible signs of injury.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6740037/Huge-humpback-whale-dead-Brazilian-Amazon-jungle-miles-natural-habitat.html
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Re: Mystery as 36ft-long humpback whale is found dead in the Amazon JUNGLE leaving experts baffled as to how it got there

Post by phildidge on Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:13 am

Tht would be very easy to explain with a freak and massive wave, just 15 meters from the shore?

Is this really a news story?

They believe the massive animal, which measures six feet wide, was already dead when it was carried by huge waves to its unnatural resting place.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:39 am

Smile

I'm a bit dubious about this story talking about "experts" and "scientists", when it doesn't actually name them or tell us where they're supposedly from...

A cubic metre of water weighs one tonne;
A "ten tonne" baby whale will displace ten cubic metres of water ---  it will float, semi-submerged, in 15 -->> 20 cubic metres of water..

When a storm surge can easily be pushing a couple of thousand tonnes of water forward in a wave front --  with the momentum of millions of tonnes of seawater backing it up  --  I have to agree with Didge here :  Where is the mystery  ?

When a storm can lift a thousand-tonne-plus freighter onto rocks, or tip an Italian cruiseship onto its side when its skipper was foolish enough to turn it sideways near the shallows, a "ten tonne" calf shouldn't be too much of a challenge.

Most times, whales will head out to deeper and calmer waters during severe storms, so obviously something went wrong there..

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Re: Mystery as 36ft-long humpback whale is found dead in the Amazon JUNGLE leaving experts baffled as to how it got there

Post by phildidge on Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:43 am

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Smile

I'm a bit dubious about this story talking about "experts" and "scientists", when it doesn't actually name them or tell us where they're supposedly from...

A cubic metre of water weighs one tonne;
A "ten tonne" baby whale will displace ten cubic metres of water ---  it will float, semi-submerged, in 15 -->> 20 cubic metres of water..

When a storm surge can easily be pushing a couple of thousand tonnes of water forward in a wave front --  with the momentum of millions of tonnes of seawater backing it up  --  I have to agree with Didge here :  Where is the mystery  ?

When a storm can lift a thousand-tonne-plus freighter onto rocks, or tip an Italian cruiseship onto its side when its skipper was foolish enough to turn it sideways near the shallows, a "ten tonne" calf shouldn't be too much of a challenge.

Most times, whales will head out to deeper and calmer waters during severe storms, so obviously something went wrong there..


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Post by nicko on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 am

It tried to get away from a Jap Whaling ship ?
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Post by nicko on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:30 am

It tried to get away from a Jap Whaling ship ?
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Re: Mystery as 36ft-long humpback whale is found dead in the Amazon JUNGLE leaving experts baffled as to how it got there

Post by Jules on Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:08 am

HoratioTarr wrote:
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.

The marine mammal 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.

A 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.

Video taken at the time shows the mammal splayed out in swampy mangrove surrounded by trees, with no visible signs of injury.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6740037/Huge-humpback-whale-dead-Brazilian-Amazon-jungle-miles-natural-habitat.html



Hmmm.

Well it certainly wasn't put there by human hands …… logistically a non starter.

So …. unless one believes in the supernatural, it HAS to be a massive freak tidal wave which caused it.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:55 am

also found near by a broken pot of petunias

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Post by HoratioTarr on Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:37 pm

The Devil, You Know wrote:also found near by   a broken pot of petunias

lol!
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Post by nicko on Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:20 pm

???????
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Post by The Devil, You Know on Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:48 pm

nicko wrote:???????
a consequence of the improbability drive


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Post by Original Quill on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:37 pm

The Devil, You Know wrote:
nicko wrote:???????
a consequence of the improbability drive

"Oh no...not again."  Wink

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:08 am

Smile

Locals are also reporting rather strange behaviour by little bands of white mice who have appeared on the scene...

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Post by Victorismyhero on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:14 am

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 am

It must be thursday, I never could get the hang of thurdays

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