Whale remains wash ashore
THE remains of a dead whale were discovered on Putsborough beach at the weekend.
Swansea coast guards were alerted after a member of the public discovered the remains which included part of a whale's backbone, rib and tailbone. It is thought the whale would have been between 15 and 20 feet in length.
A search and rescue team from Croyde were sent to assess the situation shortly after 12.30pm.
The normal procedure would be for the Natural History Museum to assess the remains but a Swansea coastguard spokesman said the remains were so badly decomposed they may not do so in this case.
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People took to Twitter to share news of the discovery. Rachel Carter wrote: "Just been down to see the dead whale carcass on Putsborough beach. Fascinating. Pongy."