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Mom's failed rescue

Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP

Posted at Jun 21 2019 11:40 AM

Mom's failed rescue

A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday. An Italian environmental group is reporting the sighting of a dead mother sperm whale and its baby that became tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy. Marevivo said Thursday that the Italian Coast Guard had responded and surmised that the mother died trying to free its baby, which was trapped in a fishing net. Part of the net was found in the adult's mouth while the baby was completely covered by it.