Thursday 24 December 2020

BBC: Withernsea: Whales stranded on beach die

Ten sperm whales found washed up on the North Sea coast have died.

The pod was first spotted on a beach between Tunstall and Withernsea, near Hull, at about 08:30 GMT.

Members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) said poor weather conditions and the size of the whales meant it was impossible to save them. 

A spokesperson said the young whales were "in very poor nutritional condition" and had most likely suffered a "navigation error".

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