Subject: Info: Sperm whales die stranded on S (fwd)

Michael Williamson (pita)
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Subject: Sperm whales die stranded on S
 
Sperm whales die stranded on Scottish beach
 
    ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuter) - Six sperm whales died on a
Scottish beach after their leader became sick and guided them
too close to shore, animal welfare officials said.
     The whales, up to 35 feet in length, became stranded in soft
sand at Cruden bay north of Aberdeen at the weekend.
     Local officials said they planned to bury the whales in deep
pits inland.
     "It is a major task because of the difficulties in moving
excavation equipment on to the soft sand," said a spokesman.
     But officials feared the mammals might be washed onshore
again if they were towed out to sea.