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    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.

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    R.I.P., big girl.

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