Death of a Giants


A marine rescue worker photographs a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, January 11, 2014. Police in Scotland and a Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, SSPCA, team were called to Portobello beach near the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30 am Saturday. A spokeswoman said the animal is dead and arrangements are being made with Edinburgh City Council to remove it from the water. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)


Marine rescue workers examine a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)


A municipal worker talks on a mobile phone next to a whale on January 12, 2014 as its body is being removed from the water a day after appearing at the shore of Carrasco beach in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo by Miguel Rojo/AFP Photo)


The carcass of a sperm whale that washed ashore on Carrasco beach is lifted with a crane, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Monday, January 13, 2014. Dozens of Navy officials and rescuers used excavators to remove the marine mammal weighing up to 25 tons, to be buried in a nearby landfill. The 16-meter (52.5-foot) whale was found Saturday. (Photo by El Pais/AP Photo)


Passersby look over a dead whale shown washed up on shore January 14, 2014 on Bintan Island, Indonesia. The beaching of the unidentified species is a relatively rare occurence for this span of island shore bordering Singapore and Malaysia. (Photo by Yuli Seperi/Getty Images)

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