Residents of the city of Odawara (Kanagawa Prefecture) found on one of the beaches the body of a dead sperm whale over 14 meters long. The NHK TV channel reported about it on Monday.
It is noted that at present authorities are deciding what to do with the body of the mammal. According to local residents, every few years on the shore throws the bodies of dead whales and sperm whales, but they see such a large individual for the first time. At the moment, the cause of the sperm whale’s death has not been established; specialists from the local research institute are planning to address this issue.