Three minke whales have died off the coast of East Anglia.
An space south of Felixstowe Pier in Suffolk has been sealed off after a 30ft (9m) feminine whale washed up on the seaside there.
The primary lifeless minke whale, a calf, was noticed on a mudbank within the River Ore, close to Felixstowe, on Saturday afternoon.
One other lifeless grownup whale was seen within the water off Harwich, Essex. Coastal volunteers imagine they could possibly be a part of a a lot wider pod.
John Cresswell, from the Felixstowe Volunteer Coast Patrol Rescue Service, mentioned it was regular for porpoises to scrub up on the shore, however not whales.
“That is very unhappy,” he mentioned. “It’s such a loss to the ocean life.
“They’re such wonderful mammals.”
He mentioned council officers had been planning to name in a particular firm to eliminate the whale that washed up on the seaside, after plans to tow it up the coast and “let nature take its course” had been deserted over fears the carcass might turn out to be a hazard.