Scientists are 'Baffled' After Dead Baby Humpback Whale is Discovered in Brazilian Amazon Jungle
Humpback Whale Discovered In The Amazon Jungle Baffles Scientists
Scientists are searching for answers after a dead humpback whale washed up on shore and was discovered in a Brazilian Amazon jungle.
The oceanic mammal was found over the weekend amid the jungle’s trees and shrubberies, just 50 feet from Araruna Beach, Bicho D’água said on Instagram.
According to the Brazilian nonprofit conservation group, the young whale, who is believed to have been 1-year-old, measured approximately 26 feet long, which is much smaller than a humpback’s average size.
Adult male humpback whales are typically 38-42 feet long, while females tend to measure in at 40-45 feet — about the same length of an average school bus — the Hawaiian Island Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary reports.
“It is not an adult animal, nor as large as it seems in the pictures,” Bicho D’água wrote on Sunday in the caption of the grim photos.