Fifth sperm whale washes up dead on British beach

Fifth sperm whale washes up dead on British beach
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A fifth sperm whale has washed up on the east coast of England after four others died in a spate of beachings in recent days. Small groups of people

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A fifth sperm whale has washed up on the east coast of England after four others died in a spate of beachings in recent days.

Small groups of people gathered around taking, photographs, dwarfed by the corpses.

A pod of whales washed up on a UK beach & people used them as giant advertising boards https://t.co/lmPTHiBV1jpic.twitter.com/cVuBxPVpqh

— euronews (@euronews) 26 Janvier 2016

It’s believed a pod of up to six whales had been spotted close to the shoreline on Friday.

The cause of the death is unknown but there have been several previous examples of sperm whales becoming confused and beaching in the shallow waters of the North Sea.

Scientists from Britain’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme are carrying out post-mortem examinations.

Huge sperm whale washed up on beach 'EXPLODES' during autopsy https://t.co/mK7ZBRR3xcpic.twitter.com/oJo3Saqcqz

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 25, 2016

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