Whale carcasses found washed up on the beaches of Chile are becoming an increasingly common sight.
Back in 2015, hundreds of dead whales were found in the south of the country but these days, whale carcasses are also being found in increasingly larger numbers in remote areas such as Chile’s northern region. Scientists believe this could be as a result of climate change.
Scientists were horrified when they discovered 337 dead whales in Patagonia, southern Chile. According to the stats, it was the most fatal whale stranding ever recorded.
However, this month, yet another dead whale was washed up on a Chilean beach, and this single fatality was arguably a great deal more tragic horrific than the former.
It turns out that in today’s world of smartphones and incessant social media usage, people are more likely to turn a washed up, dead whale into a spectacle by taking selfies with it, rather than show any kind of sympathy for these gentle giants of the sea.
It’s sad but it’s true – that’s exactly what happened on a beach in Chile when a dead blue whale, the largest species on Earth, was found by beachgoers on the shoreline of Punta Arenas in the country’s Magallanes Region
A massive 66-f00t whale created a huge stir amongst the beachgoers but instead of treating the mammal with respect, they turned its tragic death into a joke.
And if that wasn’t enough, these same people also carved their names into the whale’s carcass and covered it with other kinds of graffiti.