By Damon Mitchell • 26 November 2019 • 21:12
Returned to the sea: Discovered by helpful man.
A WHALE calf about five meters long that was first spotted stranded on a beach in Rincon de la Victoria was seen dead the next day in the water of Baños del Carmen but could not be rescued due to the waves pushing the body out to sea. Finally, it reappeared in El Palo, near the El Morlaco area, at the height of the Villa Ficus.
This calf belongs to the common rorcual species and in adulthood, it can reach between twenty and twenty-four meters in length. It was discovered for the first time on the coast of Rincon de la Victoria where a man managed to reintroduce it to the water after several attempts. Initially, the animal returned to the sea, but as it must have been already sick and weak, it appeared hours later in the vicinity of the Baños del Carmen, in the Malaga capital, already lifeless, according to the specialists who located it. The appearance of this species of whale is normal in this area since it is present in these waters, although less frequently than the three species of dolphins that are common Malaga coastal waters.
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