How To Bury A Great Sperm Whale

A marine sciences college in the Philippines gave a pregnant whale a proper send-off.

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The coast guard spotted the corpse of a Great Sperm Whale off the coast of southern Philippines Wednesday. The 52-foot long pregnant whale had apparently died of a natural illness.

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Officials decided to bury the whale at Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology’s fish cemetery.

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It took a lot of effort…

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But eventually the whale was taken to her final, massive resting place.

R.I.P., big girl.

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