Sperm whale body stuns, draws crowd in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO (AFP) - Authorities in Uruguay on Sunday recovered the body of a 16-meter sperm whale, normally at home in deep waters, after it beached near the capital.
Using a crane, the authorities moved the animal from the shallow waters onto the beach off Carrasco, an upscale town just next to Montevideo.
"The body will remain on the beach until Monday," said navy spokesman Gaston Jaunsolo.
Traffic tied up in the area as curious locals stopped to watch and catch a glimpse of the unusual sight.