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Adult whale with shark bites found near Mahahual beach

Mahahual, Q.R. — The decomposing body of an adult sperm whale was captured on video earlier in the week by an environmental group. The group, Proyecto Aak Mahahual A.C., located the whale in waters off the Uvero beach area near the town of Mahahual.

The whale could not be removed from the water and buried because of its advanced state of decomposition. Members from the group who viewed the body, posted on social media that it had suffered shark bites and noted that seeing a sperm whale in this area was not a normal occurrence.

Local authorities did not comment on the discovery of the whale.