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Tuesday morning a sperm whale was found stranded in Costa Teguise close to the kings house. The whale was confirmed as being a male and measured 15 meters. An autopsy is being carried out to find out how the animal died.

It is the largest example that has appeared so far,” said the Minister of Environment of the Corporation, since there have been recent strandings on the coast of Lanzarote, such as those in La Graciosa or in Órzola, but “this Exemplary is much larger, “he stressed.

Up to 26 species live around the Canary Islands, from the gigantic blue whale to cute dolphins. Because they live so close to shore, the islands are Europe’s most popular wild whale and dolphin watching spot