Mystery of humpback whale that was found dead in Amazon jungle and no one knows how it got there

In an incredibly unusual occurrence, a deceased humpback whale was found in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, a location far from anywhere one would anticipate encountering such a marine mammal.

The situation is truly bizarre, as the lifeless body of a 36-foot-long whale was discovered in a region completely outside its natural habitat, leaving everyone puzzled about how it ended up there.

Various theories have emerged, as expected with any unsolved mystery, but none of them have solid evidence to support them.

This massive creature, weighing 10 tonnes, was found in a wooded area of Brazil, approximately 50 feet away from the sea. Considering the distance from the ocean and the fact that it's a deceased whale, it's quite challenging to comprehend how it could have made its way into the forest at all.
The humpback was discovered in February 2019 on the island of Marajo, at the mouth of the Amazon river. It was found at a place called Araruna Beach in the undergrowth.

The best guess that the scientists can come up with is that the whole creature was thrown out of the water and up into the woods by rough seas and high tides.

A team of specialists travelled to the place to try to ascertain exactly what happened to the poor thing.
It is thought that the animal is a 12-month-old calf, but so far we don't know how it died, let alone how it ended up in a mangrove.

The team, sent by the NGO Bicho D'Agua Institute, published a Facebook post that suggested that the animal could have got tangled up in the mangroves after being tossed ashore onto the island.

The Maritime Herald newspaper suggested that the whale could have died from eating plastics in the ocean. Most people think that the creature was dead when it was washed ashore.
Dirlene Silva, representing SEMMA (the Brazilian environmental, health, and sanitation department), informed local media that the discovery of the whale was prompted by the presence of scavenging birds of prey.

"The vultures were observed circling above the carcass, which was concealed in the bushes some distance away from the sea."

Renata Emin, the president of Bicho D'Agua and a marine specialist, commented on the situation, stating, "We are still uncertain about how it ended up here, but our hypothesis is that the creature was floating close to the shore, and the unusually high tide over the past few days might have carried it inland and into the mangrove."

"This extraordinary occurrence leaves us puzzled because it's highly unusual to find a humpback whale on the north coast of Brazil during February," Emin added.

Typically, humpback whales are not found in this region; they are usually seen in the Bahia area between August and November before migrating to Antarctica.

Emin continued, "Humpback whales don't commonly travel to the north. While we do have records of one appearing in the area three years ago, it remains a rare occurrence."

"We suspect this may be a calf that was traveling with its mother and might have become lost or separated during the migratory cycle between the two continents."

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