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Sperm Whale Causes a Big Splash in Norway

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August 9, 2013
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A sperm whale has been causing a splash in the Norwegian town of Oygarden, just outside Bergen. The creatures rarely comes so close to shore, but the 15-meter long whale spent much of Thursday swimming around in a bay, to the delight of spectators.


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AFP (Aug. 9, 2013) — A sperm whale has been causing a splash in the Norwegian town of Oygarden, just outside Bergen. The creatures rarely come so close to shore, but the 15-meter long whale spent much of Thursday swimming around in a bay, to the delight of spectators.
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