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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:08 pm 
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When visiting Aberystwyth (national Arts centre in the university) a walk before breakfast along the sea front was obligatory. A look over the wall by the pier revealed what was for us a depressing site. You could see by the foot prints of gulls how they instinctively know where to attack, Since one half of the tail fluke was under the sand so perhaps it was dead before washed up by the tide. Is it full grown or a young one ??
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Photobucket was a real trial this time !!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:04 pm 
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If you haven't already done so, your sighting can be reported: http://ukstrandings.org/ They collect info on dead ones.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:09 pm 
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Gosh !! I did not know that, It's a bit late now, we saw it on Sunday the 11th. Mind you where it was many people are bound to see it. Let's hope that someone did report it.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:07 pm 
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If anyone finds anything dead it is always worth doing a quick check on the internet as there are several organisations gathering data on dead species. I was listening to a nature program the other day and discovered that data is being collected on dead hares that have no apparent injury: apparently they are dying of the same hemorrhagic disease that rabbits are dying of and they are trying to discover the extent of the problem.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:50 pm 
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https://www.glaucus.org.uk/cetacea1.htm

CSIP stranded whale or dolphin hotline
0800 652 0333
also for reporting dead whales and dolphins.

Two links to which you can report such incidents. My experience is that these authorities/organisations really want to know about dead animals and will report back to you with their findngs if you ask them to do so.

Margery


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:26 pm 
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This looks like a Harbour Porpoise to me.


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