Photo gallery: Whale calf washes up on Gorleston beach

Photo gallery: Whale calf washes up on Gorleston beach


A Minke Whale which was spotted washed up on the beach at Gorleston.< />
<p>The whale is removed from the beach by officials. Picture: James Bass” width=”250″ /></a></p>
<p>   <em>A Minke Whale which was spotted washed up on the beach at Gorleston. The whale is removed from the beach by officials.</p>
<p>Picture: James Bass</em></p>
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          <a href=Sam Russell
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

2:03 PM

This was the scene as officers struggled to move a whale, that washed up on Gorleston beach last night.

A Minke Whale which was spotted washed up on the beach at Gorleston. The whale is removed from the beach by officials.< />
<p>Picture: James Bass” width=”465″ src=”http://www.norfolksecurity.uk/posts/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/99d23999408327.jpg” /><em>A Minke Whale which was spotted washed up on the beach at Gorleston. The whale is removed from the beach by officials. Picture: James Bass</em></p>
<p>The Minke whale calf is thought to have been separated from its mother when it washed up near to the Ocean Room on Saturday evening.</p>
<p>It is almost 3m long, with fully grown Minke whales measuring up to 8m long and weighing up to 10 tonnes. And while it was still alive when it got beached and a rescue effort saw it return to the water, it was too distressed to survive and a vet had to put it down. Darren Gook, marine biologist at Great Yarmouth Sealife Centre, said: My best guess is that it got separated from its mother, meandered off course, got confused and ended up where it shouldn t be. </p>
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  1. ^ Sam Russell (www.edp24.co.uk)

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