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Egypt to bury rare sperm whale that washed ashore in Matrouh

The whale washed up on Cleopatra Beach in the northern Matrouh governorate two days ago

Ahram Online , Tuesday 17 May 2016
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Egypt's environment minister met on Tuesday with a number of officials to draw up a plan for burying a rare sperm whale that washed up on shore in Matrouh governorate two days ago, a ministry statement read.

A deep hole will be dug for the burial, which will involve quicklime and plastic insulation.

Specialists will ensure that the skeleton is well preserved in anticipation of transporting it to Wadi El-Hitan (Valley of the Whales) in Fayoum, which holds whale skeletons that date back "42 million years," according to the ministry's statement.

The last recorded incident of a sperm whale washing up on shore in Egypt was in 1908 in Port Said governorate.

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Adam
19-05-2016 09:45am
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Hello...Science!
In advanced or developed countries scientists usually flock to this sort of thing with their instruments and students in tow. Cut open the whale and conduct some scientific research, takes samples for future research. At least tell us what it was eating. What are these guys doing under the supervision of the 'Minister'? Digging a hole to bury it with other 42 million year old whale skeletons. Let's hope this happens when the next whale is beached in a hundred years or so.
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Al
21-05-2016 07:18pm
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sperm is 'Haram' or 'Eib'
If the whale would have had another name it would have been spared!
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