Dolphin storm victim washed ashore

By Richard Wright

Saturday, January 11, 2014

 

Dolphin storm victim washed ashore

The dolphin, which washed ashore on the Isle of Wight after recent storms. Picture courtesy of Paul Jackson.

A DOLPHIN - thought to be a victim of the recent storms - was washed ashore this morning (Saturday) on an Isle of Wight beach.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team cordoned-off the area of beach at Sandown Esplanade, before the dolphin was removed by contractors at 10.30am.

Coastguard station officer Martin Groom said: "We estimate the Common Dolphin had been dead for about two weeks and was badly decomposed.

"It possibly died because the recent rough weather which has made it extremely difficult for them to feed."

Experts at the Natural History Museum have been informed.

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Delicious Icon

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Burglary at cafe

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  2. Best Kept Village Awards defended

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  3. Wightlink disruption

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  4. Dogs on beach decision to be considered by scrutiny committee

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  5. Government school meals plan costs the council

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map