A giant blue whale washed up dead on a beach in Japan — and it's the country's first ever sighting of the animal
Beachgoers in Kamakura City, Japan, received quite a shock on Sunday when a 34-foot blue whale washed up dead on the beach. The Washington Post reported that experts claimed this is the first time a blue whale has ever been recorded on Japanese shores. The cause of the mammal's death is reportedly unknown. Civil engineers were called to the beach to move the whale ashore for examination.