Posted by: The ocean update | February 13, 2016

Dolphin washed up on East Coast beach near Hornsea (UK)

A Hornsea Coastguard officer with the dolphin. Picture : Hornsea Coastguard

A Hornsea Coastguard officer with the dolphin. Picture : Hornsea Coastguard

February 13th, 2016. A dolphin washed up dead on a beach near Hornsea.

Hornsea Coastguard was called out to the beach at about 3pm on Friday afternoon after reports of a whale or porpoise on the beach.

It was later identified as a white beaked dolphin, and details were passed to the Natural History Museum to arrange collection.

A spokesman for Hornsea Coastguard said : “Team paged by CGOC Humber to a report of a whale/porpoise on the beach north of Hornsea.

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