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Beached fin whale spotted on Carlyon Bay

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Rescuers examine an endangered female fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) stranded on the beach at Carlyon Bay on Aug. 13, 2012 in St. Austell, England. The stranded whale was spotted by holidaymakers just after 5 p.m. Rescuers hoped to re-float the 60-foot fin whale, the second largest animal on the planet, however, the mammal died on the beach.