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High tide and winds help sperm whale carcass float away from Newfoundland town

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CAPE ST. GEORGE, N.L. - The carcass of a sperm whale that a Newfoundland town had tried to sell on eBay has been washed out to sea.

A combination of strong winds and a high tide refloated the remains late Saturday near Cape St. George.

Mayor Peter Fenwick says the 12-metre carcass was last seen floating away in an easterly direction.

Last week, the town listed the beached carcass on the online auction site, saying it just wanted someone to take away the rotting carcass.

But eBay officials pulled the ad, saying it violated policies regarding the sale of animal parts.

(VOCM)

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