Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dolphin's carcass washed up on Sussex Beach

A dead dolphin washed up on the Sussex shore among pieces of timber yesterday.
The mammal was seen on the shore outside the wall of Brighton Marina at about midday.
It is not known whether the dolphin was affected by the wood which washed up along the Sussex coastline over the weekend.

Eyewitness Peter Arnott-Jop, said: "It was quite near the water's edge and is about 6ft long. It looks like it might have been dead in the water for a while."

A spokesman for the Marine Conservation Society said: "We had it reported yesterday at about midday.

"We actually put the call on to the Natural History Museum. They will come and collect the specimen and perform an autopsy to find out the cause of death."

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