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Another beached whale

4th February 2016

What a very sad day!  



I can't remember feeling quite so helpless as I did on the beach watching that marvellous creature struggle.  For the second time this year a whale found itself beached in our area and despite best efforts whilst I was there, there really wasn't anything that could be done.  The Sea Life Centre and the RNLI did their best to keep the whale wet to protect his skin but his only chance of freedom was down to any energy he had left when the tide came in.  There were some encouraging signs when he spouted water and bashed his tail fin around, but the weight of his body, the crater he'd created underneath himself and the tide coming in just not soon enough all left this amazing mammal with little chance of survival. There is every chance the tide will leave the whale behind I'm sad to say.


After speaking to the experts please while it's still alive don't go anywhere near it.  The noise and activity will make its almost certain passing far more stressful than it needs to, it's fair to say SKY News hovering above will not help in the slightest.


A big thank you needs to be given to all on scene today including the RNLI and the Sea Life Centre.  


Stay tuned to KLFM for the latest progress of the whale.


Posted by Simon Rowe at 7:14pm

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