A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on a sperm whale that died last night after becoming stranded on the beach at Hunstanton.
It is thought the animal died at about 8pm yesterday. It was first discovered on the sand 12 hours earlier.
Stephen Marsh, operations manager for the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said the Defra-funded Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme would carry out a post mortem examination "when conditions allow" today.
The whale is thought to have belonged to the same pod as those who died two weeks ago off the Norfolk and Lincolnshire coasts.
Divers trying to help a stranded sperm whale on the Norfolk coast have confirmed it has died.
The British Divers Marine Life Rescue said the stricken animal had taken its last breath at about 8pm.
They expect to receive official confirmation of its death later this evening once zoological experts have assessed the body.
"We're very sad to confirm that the whale has died but it is a bit of a relief because it had been in quite a lot of suffering."
Aerial footage has captured the stranded sperm whale washed up at Hunstanton beach.
It is the 29th sperm whale to become stranded across Europe in the last two weeks.
Experts are not optimistic that the whale will survive.
The cost of removing a dead sperm whale from the beach at Hunstanton is costing the local council thousands of pounds.
Workmen using chainsaws, a digger and lots of skips, removed the 30 tonne carcass from where it washed up a week ago.
The remains have been taken to an animal incinerator facility outside of the county. Four other whales, washed up in Lincolnshire, have also been disposed of.
The remains of the sperm whale that washed up on a Norfolk beach are being taken away.Read the full story ›
Final arrangements are being made to remove the dead sperm whale from Hunstanton beach on the Norfolk coast.Read the full story ›
Experts are trying to find out why a pod of sperm whales have washed dead up along the East Coast.
Thousands are flocking to West Norfolk to see the corpse of one giant animal beached on the rocks, while others have come ashore in Lincolnshire.
Council staff are urging people to keep their distance from the whale stranded on the beach at Hunstanton while they work to dispose of it.
The first whale washed up on the beach at Hunstanton on Friday afternoon. Two more were found on the beach at Skegness on Saturday evening and another washed up on Sunday morning. A fifth was found on the same coastline on Monday. It's still not known why the animals died
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HM Coastguard says another whale has washed up near Wainfleet. The area is currently inaccessible but the Zoological Society has been informed.
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Experts are being called in to help remove a dead sperm whale from Hunstanton beach in Norfolk.
The carcass will need to be cut up because the animal is so large and heavy.
The whale died on Friday after being beached at Hunstanton on The Wash coast.
Three further dead sperm whales have washed up on a beach in Skegness in Lincolnshire and are thought be part of the same pod.