Whales Killed by Strandings and People Across the World—In Pictures

From Florida in the US to the islands of Indonesia, dead whales are washing up on the beaches more frequently while in the Southern Ocean they are hunted and butchered

from The Guardian

 Bintan Island, Indonesia: Two boys look at a dead whale washed up on the shore. The beaching of the unidentified species is relatively rare on the Island shore that borders Singapore and Malaysia. Photograph: Yuli Seperi/Getty Images

Bintan Island, Indonesia: Two boys look at a dead whale washed up on the shore. The beaching of the unidentified species is relatively rare on the Island shore that borders Singapore and Malaysia. Photograph: Yuli Seperi/Getty Images

The carcass of a sperm whale in Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay: A crane lifts the carcass of a sperm whale washed ashore on Carrasco beach. Navy officials and rescuers had to use excavators to remove the 25-ton, 16-metre long whale, to bury it in a nearby landfill. Photograph: AP

 Scotland, United Kingdom: Rowporty rowers row past a dead sperm whale washed up near Edinburgh's Portobello beach. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/Murdo MacLeod

Scotland, United Kingdom: Rowporty rowers row past a dead sperm whale washed up near Edinburgh’s Portobello beach. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/Murdo MacLeod

 

 Florida, United States: A rescue official tries to remove a dead sperm whale washed up on a Boca Raton beach. Police say the whale was discovered on a river beach earlier. It wasn't clear if the whale had been injured or was sick. Photograph: J Pat Carter/AP

Florida, United States: A rescue official tries to remove a dead sperm whale washed up on a Boca Raton beach. Police say the whale was discovered on a river beach earlier. It wasn’t clear if the whale had been injured or was sick. Photograph: J Pat Carter/AP

 Baja Peninsula, Mexico: Conjoined gray whale calves lie dead on a beach inside the Ojo de Liebre lagoon near the town of Guerrero Negro. Government officials said fishermen found the calves joined at the waist with two full heads and tail fins. The image was released by Mexico's national natural protected areas commission. Photograph: AP

Baja Peninsula, Mexico: Conjoined gray whale calves lie dead on a beach inside the Ojo de Liebre lagoon near the town of Guerrero Negro. Government officials said fishermen found the calves joined at the waist with two full heads and tail fins. The image was released by Mexico’s national natural protected areas commission. Photograph: AP

 

 Baja Peninsula, Mexico: Two heads of the conjoined grey whale calves found dead on a beach in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, near Guerrero Negro. Photograph: AP

Baja Peninsula, Mexico: Two heads of the conjoined grey whale calves found dead on a beach in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, near Guerrero Negro. Photograph: AP

 Japan: Aerial footage released by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society show three dead minke whales on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru as it sailed in the Southern Ocean. The group said it had information that a fourth whale had also been killed. Photograph: Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia/Reuters

Japan: Aerial footage released by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society show three dead minke whales on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru as it sailed in the Southern Ocean. The group said it had information that a fourth whale had also been killed. Photograph: Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia/Reuters

 Japan: Crew members walk among bloody remains on the deck of Japanese ship Nisshin Maru where four minke whales were allegedly cut up. Sea Shepherd Australia claims the whales were killed and butchered in a whale sanctuary area of Southern Ocean. Photograph: Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia/AFP/Getty Images

Japan: Crew members walk among bloody remains on the deck of Japanese ship Nisshin Maru where four minke whales were allegedly cut up. Sea Shepherd Australia claims the whales were killed and butchered in a whale sanctuary area of Southern Ocean. Photograph: Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia/AFP/Getty Images

 

 

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