The latest finding of a 10-ton humpback whale discovered far in Brazil’s Amazon jungle has experts confused. The enormous whale was discovered at the entrance of the Amazon River Marajo island.
Some researchers believe the whale was pushed ashore during a storm, although this would require a lot of other unusual things, since these mammals rarely swim near to the shoreline. The whale was discovered so far that carrying anything so large over such a long distance would have needed strong winds. To be tossed over so many towering trees, the whale would then have to be lifted extremely far into the air.
Other creatures started gathering to the mammal’s massive body, indicating that there is something unusual going on the island.
The place and the whale have been studied by marine scientists from the Bicho D’agua Institute, a conservation group situated near Marajo, to figure out what was has happened.
Renata Emin, the project’s principal researcher, told in an interview with The Independent:
“We’re still trying to figure out how this huge mammal got here, but we’re presuming the animal was drifting near to the beach and was scooped up and thrown inland, into the jungle, by the flood, which has been rather high over the previous several days.” Along with this incredible performance, we’re perplexed of what a humpback whale is doing on Brazil’s north shore in February; it’s a highly rare event.”
“Some details have been erased because of the level of decay. “We’re gathering as much info as we can and detecting signs and scars on its body to understand if it was trapped in a snare or struck by a boat,” Emin explained.
Regardless of its size, Emin believes the whale is only a baby that became parted from its mom during it. This might be an answer why the whale was diving so close to the beach in a place where whales are uncommon.
Researchers are still wondering how the mammal got there, and they’re having problems figuring out how it passed away. They’re hopeful that examining samples gathered from the site would help them figure out some of the answers to their concerns.
The whale will be permitted to stay where it is, according to the State Environment Department, because it is very big.
“Getting there is really tough, and we can’t send a bulldozer since it wouldn’t go there.” There’s no way to get rid of it. “We have to cross the marsh to get there,” said Dirlene Silva of the State Environment Department.
Researchers are planning to come back to the spot to remove the whale’s bones so they may be transferred to a museum to be rebuilt and displayed.