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Whale found washed up on Felixstowe beach in process of being removed

The dead whale which washed up on Felixstowe beach over the weekend. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The dead whale which washed up on Felixstowe beach over the weekend. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A team of specialists are currently in Felixstowe to remove a dead whale which washed up on the beach over the weekend.

A minke whale washed up on Felixstowe beach. Picture: MATT STOTTA minke whale washed up on Felixstowe beach. Picture: MATT STOTT

The 40ft adult minke was one of three marine mammals that died off the Suffolk coast having been discovered on the beach between the pier and Mannings Amusement Park.

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A second adult minke died 20 miles out to sea while a baby minke was discovered washed up near the River Ore at Orford.

A spokesman for Suffolk Coastal District Council said a team from the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme were being sent to remove the whale from the beach sometime tomorrow morning or early afternoon.

“It is not a simple task to be honest,” he said.

“What we are looking to do is move it tomorrow once we have the specific equipment in place. We hope to remove it tomorrow but we are in the hands of the experts who are used to dealing with these situations.”


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