Dead whale washed up on East Lothian beach

A young humpback whale has been found dead on an East Lothian beach.

A dead humpback whale has been spotted at Tyninghame
A dead humpback whale has been spotted at Tyninghame

The whale, which is around nine metres long, was washed up at John Muir Country Park, near to Tyninghame.

It is believed the whale only died a matter of hours ago and the countryside rangers team are aiming to remove it from the beach later this evening.

It is suspected it could be the same whale which was spotted tangled in a fishing line in the Firth of Forth around a month ago.

The whale is to be removed later today.


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East Lothian Council said on Twitter: “Arrangements are being made to remove the whale and people are being advised to keep their distance from the site.”

It comes almost a year on after a 30ft carcass of a minke whale was discovered at Belhaven beach, near Dunbar in May.

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