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    Posted on Jun 13, 2012

    Funeral For A Beached Whale

    Sad and touching. Residents of White Rock, British Columbia gathered yesterday to pay their respects for a beached humpback whale.

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    The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck / AP

    People gather around a beached humpback whale that died during low tide in White Rock, British Columbia, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Department of Fisheries and Oceans marine mammal co-ordinator Paul Cottrell said the severely emaciated young whale was first spotted as water receded from the sandy, tidal flats early Tuesday morning. Cottrell said the 8 to 10-meter long juvenile died just hours after beaching itself.

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    The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck / AP

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