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Great white whale shocks surfers at Rio beach

Last updated on: March 21, 2012 15:48 IST

Great white whale shocks surfers at Rio beach

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Lifeguards and rescue workers tow a dead Bryde's whale near Sao Conrado beach in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

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The carcass of the white whale shocked people at the beach, which is famous for water sports.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters
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The huge whale was hauled away by rescue workers after much effort. Authorities are trying to ascertain the reason behind the mammal's death.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters
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The Aqualung Institute identified the whale as Bryde's whale. They are a coastal species which can be as big as 50 feet and weigh as much as 25,000 kg.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

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