|Posing on the Pongwe whale|
|Spectators on the beach at Pongwe|
|Whale vertebra from Matemwe at Santa Maria Coral Park|
|Watching the whale's disembowelling|
Many thanks to Helle Goldman and through her, Kit Kovacs, at the Norwegian Polar Institute for help with the identification of the Pongwe whale; to Juma Ali Salehe and others at Santa Maria Coral Park for their good company and local knowledge; and to Yaroslav Alexandrov for his generosity in sharing his excellent photographs and video clips, which I've edited and downsized for posting on this blog.
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|The pilot whale in Pongwe bay (photo by Yarolsav Alexandrov)|
|Men and women inspecting the dead pilot whale (photo by Yaroslav Alexandrov)|
|Cutting the whale open (photo by Yarolsav Alexandrov)|
|The whale's intestines spilling into the sea (photo by Yaroslav Alexandrov)|