Posted by: The ocean update | February 2, 2016

Mass whale stranding : scientists reveal SIXTH sperm whale was part of pod washed up on East Coast (UK)

Two dead sperm whales are seen washed up on a beach near Skegness in northeast England on January 24, 2016

Two dead sperm whales are seen washed up on a beach near Skegness in northeast England on January 24, 2016

February 2nd, 2016. A sixth sperm whale from the same pod as five which died on the east coast could still be alive (Ed Sibylline : or dead in the absence of any witnesses) in the North Sea, scientists claim.

Rescuers from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme have revealed that six whales were spotted in a pod at Hunstanton on Friday January 22 – 48 hours before the first of the five whales beached.

It is believed the sixth whale might now be roaming the North Sea alone having lost all the other members of its pod.

A spokesman from the programme, which is part of the Zoological Society, posted on Facebook : “Other sperm whales may still be in the vicinity of this recent mass stranding or within the North Sea.

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