The whale's corpse remains on the beach while a decision is made on removal. Rescuers have now left Castle Beach at Falmouth after a vet put the mammal down.
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It's a damp and grey morning and it won't get much better this afternoon.
It's going to be a rather miserable start to the final month of 2015.
South West Water received the fine for allowing treated sewage from the Ashill Treatment Works near Cullompton to pollute a nearby stream.