Crowds Work Together To Rescue 45-Foot-Long Beached Whale In Brazil

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A humpback whale fights for it’s life after beaching itself as people attempt to get it back to the ocean. Report by Charlotte Brehaut.It’s still unknown how big and intelligent animals such as whales often find themselves stranded on the beach.

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Still, when that happens it’s not the heat or the animal’s skin getting dry that presents the greatest danger for the whale, it’s the sheer weight of it.

When the residents of the Brazilian town saw a beached whale dozens, even hundreds of them sprung into action trying to dig a moat leading to the ocean hoping it would be able to inch its way back.

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Hundreds of people rallied around a stranded humpback whale in Buzios, digging around the animal in hopes of saving its life. They spent hours trying to save the whale, and were rewarded with the return of high tide.

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