Posted by: The ocean update | May 8, 2016

15ft minke whale washes up on beach (UK)

East Lindsey District Council said the small whale is thought to have been dead for some time. Picture : Trevor Bradford

East Lindsey District Council said the small whale is thought to have been dead for some time. Picture : Trevor Bradford

May 8th, 2016 (Sam Kinnaird). A minke whale has washed up on the beach at Mablethorpe.

East Lindsey District Council said the small whale is thought to have been dead for some time.

It has been cordoned off while council officials obtain the necessary permits to dispose of it – and expect to be able to remove it on Monday morning.

An eyewitness said the whale is around 15 feet in length (Ed Sibylline : a calf ?).

He said council workers had covered it with sand at around 1.30pm.

Earlier this year a number of larger sperm whales washed up along the East coast of England – first at Hunstanton, followed by three at Skegness, then one at Wainfleet, and two more since on the Norfolk coast.

Credit : Mablethorpe Coastguard

Credit : Mablethorpe Coastguard

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