Watch: 13-meter long dead fin whale washes up on Egypt’s shore

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The carcass of a 13-meter fin whale has washed up on the shore of Egypt’s Kafr el-Sheikh governorate, the Egyptian Ministry of Environment said on Friday.

The ministry buried the dead whale, of the second-biggest mammal species in the world after the Blue Whale. The whale was female, weighed approximately 10 tons and was 2.5 meters wide.

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“The whale died several days ago in the waters of the Mediterranean sea… The strong sea currents and weather conditions threw the carcass ashore, as waves reached a height of five meters and wind speed exceeded 120 kilometers per hour,” the ministry said in a statement.

The authorities have yet to determine the cause of death.

This was the second such incident in the Mediterranean in two days.

Israel's Nature and Parks Authority said Friday that a dead male fin whale washed up on its coastline on Thursday. It was 16.9 meters long and weighed approximately 25 tons.

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