Vets will begin investigating how a 60ft dead whale ended up on a Solway beach.
The giant mammal was found washed up on the sandy estuary at Carsluith near Newton Stewart on Sunday night (17th February).
A post-mortem of the whale will be carried out to establish the cause of the death, and a discussion will begin on how best to dispose of the carcass.
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