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Italy: Coast guard patrol boat tows whale carcass to Naples after discovery near Sorrento00:33

Italy: Coast guard patrol boat tows whale carcass to Naples after discovery near Sorrento

Italy, Naples
January 21, 2021 at 11:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Italian coast guard patrol boat on Wednesday concluded the operation within which the carcass of a whale discovered near Sorrento on January 17 was towed to Naples.

The carcass of the huge cetacean was recovered from the waters in the southern Italian city after it was found when a distressed calf led the coast guard to the body.

According to local reports, the cause of death remains unknown. An animal autopsy will reportedly be carried out.

Italy: Coast guard patrol boat tows whale carcass to Naples after discovery near Sorrento00:33
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An Italian coast guard patrol boat on Wednesday concluded the operation within which the carcass of a whale discovered near Sorrento on January 17 was towed to Naples.

The carcass of the huge cetacean was recovered from the waters in the southern Italian city after it was found when a distressed calf led the coast guard to the body.

According to local reports, the cause of death remains unknown. An animal autopsy will reportedly be carried out.