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Dead whale on Baleshare beach

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Dead whale on Baleshare beach

Post by rcauger » 07 Jan 2016, 23:05

Yesterday this whale was on the ashore at Baleshare. I suspect it might have been there for a while.
Does anyone have an idea what species it might be? Pilot Whale was my uneducated guess....
Plenty of gulls feeding on it.
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Re: Dead whale on Baleshare beach

Post by YvonneB » 07 Jan 2016, 23:46

Hi Roger

Yes, it's pretty well rotted isn't it, and pretty stinky. I was also thinking Pilot Whale but the state the poor old thing is in I really don't know for sure.

Be good if it attracted an Ivory Gull though - better keep checking it out ;)

ImageDead, rotting whale by Yvonne, on Flickr
Same whale as Roger's photo but from a different angle

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