Three whales washed up on beach near Skegness


Two dead whales washed up on the beach near Skegness
HM Coastguard are advising members of the public to stay away from three dead sperm whales that washed up on the beach near Skegness yesterday evening (23 January).

A Nature Reserve Warden in the area alerted HM Coastguard when he found two dead sperm whales, approximately 48ft in length, yesterday evening at around 8.30pm.  A third dead whale has been found washed up this morning.

Skegness and Chapel St Leonards Coastguard Rescue Teams are at the scene and are planning to cordon off the area later today.

The whales are believed to be from the same pod as the whale that died on Hunstanton beach on 22 January and it is unknown where the rest of the pod are at this stage.

Members of the public
​are being advised by HM Coastguard to stay away from the three whales whilst they remain on the beach.

UK Coastguard Richard Johnson said: ‘We believe that the three whales at Skegness died at sea and then washed ashore.  We are advising members of the public to stay away from the beach.  We have informed the Receiver of Wreck and we are expecting an officer from the Zoological Society of London to attend the scene and carry out tests on the whales.’
 
Third whale washed up on beach near Skegness
 

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