Tuesday 12 July 2016

38 ft Sperm whale dies on Cornish beach 11.7.16

This sad sight is the sperm whale after the experts have taken their samples in order to ascertain why this amazing animal beached here at Perranporth in Cornwall.

It was still alive when it beached 2 days ago but being out of the water made it virtually impossible to survive as the weight of its body was no longer supported by the water.

I've tried to be as sensitive as I can with the photos and am still in awe of this huge mammal but can also see why people are still flocking to catch a glimpse of such a rare event.