Animals. A new whale has washed up on a beach in Finistère

Eight days after the last cetacean stranding on the coast of Finistère, a new whale was stranded on Monday on a beach in Ploéven

The prefecture of Finistère reported at midday a stranding situation of a whale for about 8 hours. According The Telegramthe animal which measures about fifteen meters, was discovered in the morning by walkers.

An abandoned rescue operation

Firefighters and gendarmes have attempted to release the animal which was found still alive. But still according to the Breton newspaper, the rescue operation was abandoned in the middle of the afternoon because the whale could not go back to sea – the straps used aggravated its injuries.

This is the third cetacean discovered stranded on a beach in Finistère since the beginning of September. Two fin whales were stranded a few days apart in Finistère, on the island of Sein, on September 2 and on a beach in Tréguennec, on September 10.

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