Dead Humpback Whale Found in Amazon Forrest Confuses Scientists

By Pacey on December 11, 2019

When you think of animals found in the Amazon Forrest, the LAST thing you would probably think of is a humpback whale.

The huge mammal was found on Brazil’s Marajo Island, 50 feet away from the shore! Scientists from Bicho D’Agua Institute posted photos of it on social media, describing it as a 12-month-old calf. Some experts believe the whale died after eating plastics from the ocean floor, then was swept along by the waves into the jungle. Apparently, there was a considerable tide recently that might have thrown the animal far inland, but no one is sure exactly how it wound up so far from the water.

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