Posted by: The ocean update | February 17, 2017

Large whale found dead on the North-east coast (Scotland, UK)

St Cyrus beach

St Cyrus beach

February 17th, 2017 (Blair Dingwall). A whale has been found dead on the North-east coast.

The 23ft sea mammal was found on the sands of St Cyrus beach on February 14 and reported to the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.

A team from the National Museums Scotland is collecting the remains, and will transfer them to a laboratory to pinpoint the species.

A spokesman for National Museums Scotland said : “There is a whale specimen there, we are currently in the process of collecting it. It is about 7m long, but we don’t know what species it is (Ed Sibylline : and no pic. ?). After it gets collected, that sort of thing will be found out. It has been dead for a while.”

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