Dead sperm whale washes up on Edinburgh beach

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A marine rescue worker photographs a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh.


A dead sperm whale washed up near a beach in Edinburgh on Saturday.

Police Scotland and an SSPCA team were called to Portobello beach near the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30am.

A spokeswoman said arrangements were being made with Edinburgh City Council to remove it from the water.

A marine rescue worker walks past a sperm whale that washed up on Portobello beach in Edinburgh.



According to the Scotsman, experts believe the animal was a young sperm whale.

In July, a dead minke whale washed up on a Scarborough beach.

The 28ft whale was thought to have got caught up in lobster pot ropes.

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