Biologists are investigating what led to the whale’s death when its carcass was found in a tropical jungle in Brazil.
Biologists from the NGO Bicho D’água are on their way to the island of Marajó to find out why, as well as how, the carcass could have washed up 15 meters off the coast. .
The whale carcass was found in the Brazilian jungle. (Photo: Instagram)
The initial hypothesis was that the animal died at sea, then the high tide brought its carcass ashore.
“There are no injuries on the whale’s body if seen with the naked eye. So we need to determine the cause of the whale’s death,” said
The whale is believed to be about a year old. (Photo: Focus on News).
The Maritime Herald reported that the animal may have died from ingesting marine plastic. According to biologists from Bicho D’água, it is very unusual for a humpback whale to appear on the northern coast of Brazil because they usually hang around this area from August to November every year. .
“We believe the 12-month-old whale was on its way to the South Pole with her mother and many other whales, but got lost or either separated from the group on her own,” said Renata Emin, a member of Bicho D’ . agua said.