'Whale may have been lost' says autopsy doctor

Doctor Andrew Brownlow, who carried out an autopsy on the whale, admitted he was not sure how the mammal came to swim up the Solway but concluded it might have simply been lost.

The juvenile male may have been following a shoal of fish or other food source and become disorientated.

The Fin Whale normally lives in the mid Atlantic.

The species spends the summer near the Arctic but comes further south in the winter.

Advertisement

60ft whale found on Carsluith beach

A 60 foot whale has been found washed up on a Solway Firth beach.