Rare dolphin and whale beached in Britain


This is a video of Risso’s dolphins near Tenerife, Canary islands. Canary islands whales: here.

From the BBC:

Dead rare dolphin and whale found

The bodies of two “highly unusual” marine mammals have washed ashore in the Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust said both were found on the western shores of St Agnes within days of one another.

The first was a very rare 12ft (3.6m) Sowerby’s beaked whale – normally a deep water species which feeds off squid and cuttlefish.

Days later a Risso’s dolphin calf was discovered less than quarter of a mile away (about 402m).

The trust said, despite the sad death of both mammals, it provided a unique opportunity for local scientists to examine them.

See also here.

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