Dolphin carcass washes up on Worthing beach

The Bottlenose dolphin was discovered on the shingle near Worthing Pier on Monday. Credit: Sarah Croft

A dolphin carcass has washed up on Worthing beach in West Sussex.

The discovery was made on Monday (31 July) near Worthing Pier.

A spokesperson for Sussex Dolphin Project said: "We received a number of reports of a dolphin carcass on Worthing Beach on Monday morning and a member of our research team went to the location to gather any useful data.

"We identified the dolphin as a young male Bottlenose Dolphin at an advanced stage of decomposition making it difficult to determine the cause of death.".

A spokesperson for Adur and Worthing Councils said: "We can confirm there is what we believe to be a dead porpoise washed up on Worthing beach.

"We think it is bloated and has been at sea for some time.

"Operational waste has been asked to remove it."

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