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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