Crane hoists giant sea beast’s 75-ton carcass from Spanish waters

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A massive whale carcass was pulled from a Spanish beach by a crane when it became stranded.

The fin whale was initially thought to weigh between 25 and 35 tonnes, but the final weigh-in found it was a massive 75 tonnes.

The removal of the incredible creature started on August 16 in Asturias, Spain, but the confusion about its weight resulted in the need for a larger lorry and a 24-hour delay.

A whale carcass was pulled from a beach by a crane when it became stranded. The fin whale was initially thought to weigh between 25 and 35 tonnes, but the final weigh-in found it was a massive 75 tonnes
A whale carcass was pulled from a beach by a crane when it became stranded. The fin whale was initially thought to weigh between 25 and 35 tonnes, but the final weigh-in found it was a massive 75 tonnes
The evacuation of the massive beast started on August 16 in Asturias, Spain, but the confusion about its weight resulted in the need for a larger lorry
The evacuation of the massive beast started on August 16 in Asturias, Spain, but the confusion about its weight resulted in the need for a larger lorry

A crane attached to the creature’s tail pulls it out as the mammoth size of the animal is revealed.

It was then placed on a lowboy trailer and driven away from El Figo Beach.

Fin whales are the second largest mammal in the world, beaten only by the blue whale.

The average female in the Northern Hemisphere grows to 20 metres while the average male can reach lengths of 18.5 metres.

On average, females weigh 50.5 tonnes while males weigh 38.5.

In the Southern Hemisphere, males are 20.5 metres while females are 22 metres and males weigh 52.5 tonnes while females are 63 tonnes on average.

The whale pulled from the water in Asturias, Spain, was a particularly large beast at 75 tonnes.

Earlier this week, another whale carcass was spotted off the coast of Spain.

A sperm whale’s rotting corpse was mistaken for a plastic bag by beach-goers.

Officials closed Varador Beach in the town of Mataro in the Barcelona province after the dead mammal washed ashore on Sunday.

They had initially struggled to manage the situation, with swimmers continuing to bathe despite the red flag being raised.

The average female fin whale in the Northern Hemisphere grows to 20 metres while the average male can reach lengths of 18.5 metres
The average female fin whale in the Northern Hemisphere grows to 20 metres while the average male can reach lengths of 18.5 metres
The creature pulled from the water in Asturias, Spain, had an above average weight as on average, females weigh 50.5 tonnes while males weigh 38.5 in the Northern Hemisphere
The creature pulled from the water in Asturias, Spain, had an above average weight as on average, females weigh 50.5 tonnes while males weigh 38.5 in the Northern Hemisphere
The immense animal was then placed on a lowboy trailer and driven away from El Figo Beach in Spain. Fin whales are the second largest mammal in the world, beaten only by the blue whale
The immense animal was then placed on a lowboy trailer and driven away from El Figo Beach in Spain. Fin whales are the second largest mammal in the world, beaten only by the blue whale

 

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