Posted by: The ocean update | January 25, 2016

FIFTH dead sperm whale found washed up on UK beach after corpse of another EXPLODED during public autopsy

dead-sperm-whales-UK3January 25th, 2016 (Alexander Britton). The animal, which could measure up to 50ft,  was discovered on Monday in Wainfleet, five miles from Skegness

A fifth dead sperm whale has been found on the British close close to where four others have been found in the past three days.

The animal, which could measure up to 50ft, was discovered on Monday in Wainfleet, five miles from Skegness.

It is believed to be from the same pod as those found in Hunstanton, Norfolk, and Skegness, Lincolnshire, on Friday and over the weekend.

Graffiti has been sprayed on the bodies of two of the whales on the beach near Gibraltar Point in Skegness.

Messages reading “Fukushima RIP”, “CND” and “man’s fault” have been written in white lettering on the bodies of the whales.

Earlier today the body of a whale found on the beach on Sunday exploded as scientists were carrying out an autopsy to determine how it had died.

East Lindsey District Council has said it may be a “few days” before the whales are removed, as it needs to be granted formal permission by the Marine Management Organisation.

A spokesman for the council said the removal of the whales will be done as quickly as possible.

He added : “The council has well rehearsed plans for dealing with such situations, having dealt with a number of strandings in recent years, the most recent being in 2012, when a sperm whale weighing around 30 tonnes was beached just north of Skegness Pier.

“Whilst it is understandable that people wish to view the whales, those doing so are asked to not go through the cordon to touch them.

“The council will dispose of their bodies as soon as the relevant permissions are in place.”

The dead animals are believed to have been part of a group of six spotted in The Wash on Friday.

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A fifth Sperm Whale is washed ashore near Skegness several miles further along the Lincolnshire coastline where another four were washed up earlier in Skegness. Photograph : Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A fifth Sperm Whale is washed ashore near Skegness several miles further along the Lincolnshire coastline where another four were washed up earlier in Skegness. Photograph : Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

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Ed Sibylline : we heard about a possible secret russian submarine but if the gas sampling protocol is not followed, it won’t be put in light. Norway, in October 2015, asked its neighbors for aid in tracking Russian submarines (source), in relation with the internet undersea cables. Location of some of them is secret but we have an idea with this map (not all are Internet cables, see the interactive map (link) :

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Update : “Whale did not explode – it was gas escaping” – Eyewitness describes post mortem on Skegness beach (link)

Other source : “What people described as an ‘explosion’ left fluid and parts on the beach and as a result we decided not to open the others up for the safety of onlookers and ourselves.

It will be difficult to determine the reason of the mass stranding, in this condition !!!

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