By Richard Wright
Saturday, January 11, 2014
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.
Experts at the Natural History Museum have been informed.
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by Russell Palin
13th January 2014, at 17:28:44
Even though the poor thing is dead, there is a certain mystique about that picture, nice shot Paul.Still we have people finding Mahogany on the Island beaches, only thing is it is not mahogany but plain old french straight grained Beech (Fagus sylvatica).... Lots and lots of Ash (fraxinus exellsior) Nobody has found any Ambergris yet that I have heard of.(no surprise there)Lots of dead sea birds smashed in the storm, oh yes and the bunker oil is about here and there, so watch it with the children and dogs.....Take care all.
by David Blackford
12th January 2014, at 09:24:23
Had a dead whale washed up along puckpool way a few years back - Boy, what a pong!!
by lulu arnold
12th January 2014, at 09:06:44
That's a very good idea ..............
12th January 2014, at 07:37:45
If one were to bury the dolphin for a few years , it could be dug up and a decent skeleton could then go to an Isle of Wight attraction.Of course there are rules governing this, the Natural History Museum know all about them and would give good advice in that respect.I would not be surprised if more dead things and more timber wash up after all the storms recently.....
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