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Zoological Society looking for answers to why 29 North Sea whales have been washed up on Europe’s beaches recently




A second whale has beached alive in Hunstanton. ANL-160402-133451001
A second whale has beached alive in Hunstanton. ANL-160402-133451001

Residents along the east coast of Britain are praying they will not see a repeat of the tragedies seen in Skegness and Hunstanton where six whales have now washed up on the beach.

Hundreds of people from all over the East Midlands flocked to Skegness to see three dead whales on Central Beach before they were removed to Sheffield for rendering last Wednesday. A fourth whale that beached of former Ministry of Defence (MOD) land in Wainfleet remains there and a fifth was removed from Hunstanton a week ago.

Whale at Hunstanton ANL-160402-111931001
Whale at Hunstanton ANL-160402-111931001

Today, as staff from the Hunstanton Sealife Centre worked to ease the suffering of another whale beached there at about 7.30am, residents were asking why whales keep straying into the North Sea - and will we again see a repeat of the distressing scenes of last week?


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