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.
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A selection of some of the best sunrise pictures from across the region, sent in by ITV Border viewers.
Chilly start. Some frost in places, icy patches possible too. Cloud and sunny spells today, hazier in the west later