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Second whale washes up on Norfolk beach

Dead whale at Sea Palling Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Dead whale at Sea Palling Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

A dead whale has been discovered on Sea Palling beach, three days after a minke whale washed up at Cromer.

The mammal, thought to be another minke, was found earlier today (Monday 25 November) in a remote area of the north east Norfolk beach.

Norfolk Cetaceans said: "This 5.8m young female has probably been dead no more than three to four days.

"She looked well fed and had no obvious fatal injuries. I suspect she may have got into shallow water on the landward side of the reefs here and couldn’t get back to sea."

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Norfolk: Whale washed up on Cromer beach

A dead Minke whale has washed up on the North Norfolk coast today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A dead Minke whale has washed up on the North Norfolk coast today.

The 25 foot long mammal was found on Cromer beach near the pier this morning and has probably been dead up to two weeks.

The whale was found on Cromer beach near the pier. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's the first time in more than 40 years a whale of this kind has been seen on this part of the coastline.

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