A huge sperm whale washed up on a beach in Edinburgh has been transported to a landfill site to be examined further.
The 13.8m creature was discovered dead on Portobello beach on Saturday. Marine experts told the BBC it may have been fatally wounded by a boat further out to sea.
The Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme explained why the carcass was taken to a landfill site rather than pushed back out to sea:
The mammal had suffered deep cuts around its mouth and dorsal fin.