Saturday, 11 January 2014

Sperm Whale stranded on Edinburgh beach near Joppa 11 Jan. 2014 news

2014 starts with dramatic but sad news as a very large Sperm Whale washes ashore at Eastfield Beach, Joppa (right off of the bus terminus). The whale looks to be around 9 metres long if i assume the sea kayak in my image is around 3 metres.
The Whale is being moved around a little by the tide but i do think that the animal is dead and i did not detect it breathing. Its a magnificent but sad site. Right now at the time of writing is high tide and the whale may be able to be floated off but i fear it will be stuck there for a while, when the tide drops. If you do plan to visit for a look wrap up warm as its freezing.
Mike Clark

PS i did contact the coastguard and they had already informed British Marine life Rescue Divers

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