Animal Behavior, Methane Poisoning, Dead or Alive and on the move (+ interactive map)

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When Planet X entered the inner Solar System in late 2002 - early 2003, it was not just the Earth that reacted, as it did with an increase in earthquakes, volcanism and extreme weather, the animal life on Earth also started showing signs of the approaching monster.

The most noticeable symptoms were:

  • Crazy Animal Behaviour:  Reports of bizarre behaviour including animal attacks from normally passive creatures and spiders spinning webs over whole fields.
  • Confused Animals:  Whales and dolphins stranding themselves on beaches in droves or getting lost upstream in coastal rivers.
  • Large fish and bird kills:  Flocks of birds falling dead from the sky and shoals of fish dying and floating to the surface of lakes, rivers and washing up along coastlines.

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Crazy Animal Behaviour

Reports of crazy animal behaviour have included sheep that charged a farmer’s wife off a cliff, deer attacking a car and rabbits biting pedestrians.  Spiders have spun webs over whole fields and caterpillar larvae have covered whole trees in silk.

As usual, the Zetas explain the true causes:

http://www.zetatalk.com/transfor/t154.htm (Jan 11th 2003)

Animal behavior also has been noted as almost crazed, where animals normally passive and seeking to avoid confrontation will attack with provocation, or fly in the wrong direction during migration. This is due to signals the animals or insects get from the core of the Earth, signals not known to man, but nonetheless there.  [……]  Spiders weaving webs to an extreme so that acres are covered under webs, get noted, but the base behavior is normal for a spider.  EOZT

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Confused Animals

Other erratic behaviour among animals included a seeming loss of direction with whales and dolphins swimming inland and stranding themselves on beaches.

Unreliable Compasses  (March 28th, 2009)

The compass is unreliable for the past few years, and lately has gotten very extreme in its variance. Many animals and insects have a biological compass, recording during migrations where that compass laid, and when taking a return trip relying on the recording to guide them back. If the Earth's N Pole swings away from the press of Planet X, which is increasingly pointing its N Pole at the Earth, then these animals are not given correct clues and aim for land or up a river. Sad to say, this will only get worse as the last weeks and the pole shift loom on the horizon.   EOZT

Are due to the Magnetic Clash   (July 1st, 2006)

The compass anomaly, swinging to the East, is indicative of the Earth adjusting to the approach of Planet X and the clash of their magnetic fields. The change is indicative of a clash in magnetic fields as Planet X comes ever closer to the Earth, their fields touching. It is the combined field that Earth must adjust to, and continue to adjust to, not the exact position of the N Pole of Planet X within these fields, and the Sun's magnetic field enters into the equation too. This dramatic change, noted by a conscientious tracker, checking dual compasses daily for years, indicates that the Earth is trying to align side-by-side with Planet X, bringing its magnetic N Pole to point toward the Sun, as Planet X is currently doing in the main. These adjustments are temporary, and change about, as magnets can make dramatic and swift changes in their alignment with each other. Put a number of small magnets on a glass, with iron ore dust, and move a large magnet about under them, and watch the jerking about they do. Are we saying the Earth's magnetic field is going to get more erratic in the future, dramatically so? There is no question that this will be one of the signs that will come, yet another not covered by the Global Warming excuse.   EOZT

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Large fish and bird kills

Hundreds, if not thousands, of these events have taken place with the frequency increasing year on year.  Poignant examples include the 20 tonnes of dead herring which washed ashore in Norway and 1200 pelicans found on a beach in Peru.

Earth Farts  (January 9th, 2007)

We have explained, in great detail, that the stretch zone does not register great quakes when rock layers pull apart and sink, as this is a silent Earth change. Nancy has carefully documented breaking water and gas mains, derailing trains, dislocating bridge abutments, mining accidents, and outbreaks of factory explosions, showing that these have occurred in rashes on occasion, when the rock layers pulled apart. [……]  In September-October of 2005, a smell of rotten eggs was sensed from LA to Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to the New England states and throughout the South-Eastern US. We explained at that time that this was due to rock layers being pulled apart, releasing gas from moldering vegetation trapped during prior pole shifts, when rock layers were jerked about, trapping vegetation. We explained in March of 2002 that black water off the coast of Florida was caused by this phenomena. Do these fumes cause people to sicken, and birds to die? Mining operations of old had what they called the canary in a birdcage, to warn the miners of methane gas leaks. Birds are very sensitive to these fumes, and die, and this is indeed what happened in Austin, TX. Were it not for the explosions associated with gas leaks, it would be common knowledge that gas leaks sicken, as the body was not structured to breathe such air for long.   EOZT

 

Zetatalk Explanation  (January 8th, 2011)

Dead fish and birds falling from the sky are being reported worldwide, suddenly. This is not a local affair, obviously. Dead birds have been reported in Sweden and N America, and dead fish in N America, Brazil, and New Zealand. Methane is known to cause bird dead, and as methane rises when released during Earth shifting, will float upward through the flocks of birds above. But can this be the cause of dead fish? If birds are more sensitive than humans to methane release, fish are likewise sensitive to changes in the water, as anyone with an aquarium will attest. Those schools of fish caught in rising methane bubbles during sifting of rock layers beneath them will inevitably be affected. Fish cannot, for instance, hold their breath until the emergency passes! Nor do birds have such a mechanism.   EOZT

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo 23 hours ago

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/fish-deaths-a-smelly-shoc...

Fish deaths a smelly shock for Rockhampton resident

WHEN Alex Glover took his dog for an afternoon walk to the Rockhampton Ski Gardens on Wednesday, he stumbled upon something fishy.

Alex and his two friends saw what appeared to be hundreds of "white dots" floating on the waters of the Fitzroy River.

When they went closer to check it out, he realised those white dots were hundreds of dead fish.

Alex, 22, said the place smelt "a bit off" when he made his way towards water's edge but he never expected to see the river full of dead fish.

"When I walked towards the Ski Gardens I thought the bad smell was floodwater," he said.

"But when I got closer to the water I realised the white dots on the water were fish. I saw them all at once and instantly thought something in the water had poisoned them due to the amount of dead fish.

"I took some photos on my phone and posted them to Facebook. Heaps of people commented on the photos and said it might have been from the floodwater and from all of the rain."

A spokesperson from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) released a statement to the Bulletin yesterday.

The spokesperson said EHP had not received any reports of fish deaths in the vicinity of the Ski Gardens section of the Fitzroy River.

However, they had received a report of dead fish in Rockhampton's Yeppen Lagoon on Wednesday. EHP officers had inspected the area and took water samples for analysis.

"Initial results found low dissolved oxygen levels in the water," the spokesperson said.

"Other samples have been sent to a laboratory for further analysis. Recent high temperatures and a significantly increased in-flow to the lagoon may have contributed to the low oxygen levels.

"EHP will investigate the fish deaths in the vicinity of the Ski Gardens in the Fitzroy River."

Members of the public are encouraged to report further fish deaths to the department's pollution hotline on 1300 130 372.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Monday

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Thousands of dead fish appearing in various parts of Spain and Mexico

December 14 2014

Hundreds of fish found dead in Spain and Mexico – A strange phenomenon is common these days in Spain and Mexico. The presence of thousands of dead fish in Seville, Valencia and Veracruz. Were found in the last hours by residents in the area of the basin of La Marciega, Seville, in Lake La Devesa del Saler, in Valencia, Spain, and in the lagoon El Paraiso in Veracruz, Mexico, died in large numbers for reasons unexplained and stacked on the banks. according to experts at the origin of the death of so many fish in two different places of the world there may be a sudden change in climate, in this case a rapid change of temperature at which the fish would not be able to get used to and that would leave them without oxygen.

Another reason could be linked to the fact that the intense heat of the last days would have caused a high evaporation, leading to the death of many fish. In any case, the fish were removed from the three laghie will proceed to a thorough analysis of the water, to see if there have been poured potentially harmful substances. Also because, in the case of the lagoon of Veracruz in Mexico, is not the first time that such an episode occurs.

Comment by SongStar101 on December 13, 2014 at 9:43am

Experts baffled at huge number of seals washing up dead in Cornwall, UK

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11655155.Experts_baffled_at_hu...

Huge numbers of dead seals have been found stranded on Cornish beaches recently, and wildlife experts admit they are baffled. 

 Cornwall Wildlife Trust says it has attended almost twice as many strandings of seals as would normally be expected for this time of year adding that, throughout October and November, 35 dead seals have washed up along the Cornish coastline, and over the same period a further 37 seals have been rescued alive from Cornish beaches by British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

Caz Waddell, from Cornwall Wildlife Trust said: “While bad weather will undoubtedly have been the cause of some of these strandings, the sheer number of cases has left us slightly baffled. We don’t yet have any answers as to why this is happening, but it shows just how important it is for people to tell us about any stranded marine animal they see. The more animals we can study, the more we can try to get to the bottom of what might be going on.”

 “Although it would be easy to assume that large numbers of stranded seals might mean we have large populations of seals in our waters, this is simply not the case. Many people don’t realise that grey seals are actually an endangered species worldwide, and we are incredibly lucky to have them around our shores. Britain currently has over a third of the entire world’s population, and this of course means that we have an international responsibility to help in their protection and conservation.”

Sue Sayer from the Cornwall Seal Group added that while surveys by the group have shown that overall seal numbers in Cornwall have been relatively stable over the last eight years, recent strandings have included young adults in their prime.

“If we are losing breeding age adults from the population the implications for future generations could be huge. Whilst it is sadly quite common to find dead pups at this time of year, deaths of adult seals are more serious and we are concerned about the numbers that are dying around our coast”, said Sue

 “Grey seals in Cornwall are highly mobile, moving internationally around the Celtic Seas. At least two individuals found dead in Cornwall were known to have been breeding seals from the island of Skomer in West Wales, an important Special Area of Conservation for seals. This highlights how important it is to remember the bigger picture. The large numbers of strandings occurring in Cornwall is of concern not just to us locally, but nationally as well.”

The Marine Strandings Network coordinates the investigation and recording of all dead stranded animals in Cornwall. Volunteers are sent to each animal in order to gather data about the individual, as well as the state of our marine environment such as incidents of pollution, entanglement in storm-damaged or discarded net, evidence of bycatch, and disease. Where possible animals are sent on to post-mortem to establish how they died.

Niki Clear from the Marine Strandings Network said that at the moment the spike in deaths remains a mystery.

“Further down the line these present trends may be nothing more than anomalies and the situation may return to normal. It’s only by gathering information about each case that we can build up a true picture of what is happening. We need to collect as much information as possible from these seals – and in fact from any dead marine animal we find”, said Niki.

“It’s not just seals that wash up dead along the Cornish coastline. The Marine Strandings Network has also attended over 80 strandings of dead dolphins, porpoises and whales, as well as three turtles, and one basking shark in the last year. In addition almost 2,000 stranded seabirds have been reported, plus thousands of fish and jellyfish.

Comment by KM on December 12, 2014 at 2:09pm

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Thousands of fish dead in popular Marion County lake - See more at: 

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — 

 wildlife officials say thousands of fish in a popular Marion County lake are dead, and more could die in the next few days.
Residents say the dead fish in Lake Bryant near Levy Hammock Road are creating a terrible smell.
"About three days ago fish started washing up on shore," said Angela Rivers. "It was pretty sad though, all of the fish were at the top of the water, and you could see they were trying to get air.    
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials estimate more than 400,000 fish have died so far. Unusually large numbers of birds are showing up at the lake, eager to feed on the dead fish.
"The whole entire lake, including the canal, just looked like it was raining, but it was fish coming to the top," said Rivera.
Tuesday afternoon, Channel 9's Myrt Price was at Lake Bryant as fisherman, unaware of the problem, showed up to fish.
"There is no sense in going fishing, the fish are dying already. (I) can't take them home to  or anything like that," said fisherman Larry Godfrey.
Some residents told Price that they were concerned that there might be an issue with the water, but they said wildlife officials showed up and put those fears to rest.
"They told us it was low oxygen levels, and that it is uncommon for this time of year, but it does happen," said Rivera.
Wildlife biologists took samples of the water and are conducting tests.
People who spoke to Price are convinced the fish population in the lake will bounce back.
"Nature will straighten this back out," said Rivera.
While there are still fish alive in the lake, wildlife officials said they expect more fish to die over the next few day.

 

Comment by KM on December 12, 2014 at 1:02pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2871250/Taken-wrong-turn-Mi...

Taken a wrong turn somewhere? Migrating flamingos head north rather than south... and end up in SIBERIA 

  • Four flamingos recently touched down in various parts of Siberia
  • Fishermen rescued one that landed on an ice lake in the Tomsk region
  • Scientists are baffled about what's causing the birds to veer off course

It could be a severe case of bird-bird, or strange  patterns causing confusion, but at the moment scientists remain baffled about instances of flamingos flying north to bitterly cold Siberia for the winter, instead of south.

Four flamingos recently touched down in various parts of Siberia, to the astonishment of locals, in temperatures as low as -30C.

One landed in the Evenkia district of vast Krasnoyarsk region, which is just 310 miles south of the Arctic circle.

Chilly: One flamingo was spotted ambling along the snowy bank of the Usa River in Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region

Chilly: One flamingo was spotted ambling along the snowy bank of the Usa River in Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo region

Four flamingos recently touched down in various parts of Siberia, at the locations indicated on the map, to the astonishment of locals

Four flamingos recently touched down in various parts of Siberia, at the locations indicated on the map, to the astonishment of locals

Comment by Derrick Johnson on December 10, 2014 at 7:46am

7 Sperm Whales Die In Rare, 'Horrific' Mass Beaching

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Several sperm whales have been found dead near Ardrossan, Australia, in a rare mass beaching, according to reports.

Six were discovered on shore Monday, and a seventh was spotted several kilometers away. According to the Advertiser in Adelaide, an eighth whale was at risk of being stranded but was ushered into deeper waters by marine officials.

Dr. Deborah Kelly, an animal welfare manager on the case, called the beaching "rare" and "horrific," the outlet notes. She theorized that the whales either were feeding too close to shore and couldn't return out to sea or came to the aid of a sick whale in shallow water and got stuck there. "We'll probably never know," she said.

Sperm whales can measure between 49 and 59 feet long and weigh between 35 and 45 tons, according to National Geographic.

The spectacle of the leviathans on the sand attracted the curious -- and the larcenous. Some of the whales' valuable teeth were stolen overnight, prompting government officials to announce a fine of up to $100,000 for anyone coming within 50 meters of the carcasses, the Advertiser reported in a follow-up piece. Disease and the possibility of the carcasses exploding were also noted as reasons to keep onlookers away.

Authorities are pondering what to do with the whales before they badly decompose, the Australian Associated Press reports.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/sperm-whales-australia_n_6...

Comment by SongStar101 on December 7, 2014 at 9:28am

Cape Cod turtle deaths confound researchers

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/12/slideshow-cape-co...

A mystery is unfolding on the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been washing up on the shore, sick and stunned by the cold ocean water. Biologists and volunteers are mounting an unprecedented rescue response to save as many turtles as possible before it’s too late.

Most of the turtles are juvenile Kemp’s ridleys (Lepidochelys kempii) measuring less than a foot long. They are being trapped on their southbound fall migration to warmer climes by the arm of the cape, which protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean. Many wash up not only incapacitated by the cold, but also with life-threatening conditions like dehydration, pneumonia, infections, or off-kilter blood chemistry. Their skin is often discolored, and early on many were overgrown with algae.

“They’re terrible looking” when they first wash up, says Bob Prescott, director of the conservation group Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts, who is coordinating the recovery of stranded turtles from the beaches. Fortunately, they respond well to treatment. His crews of volunteers and staff members have picked up more than 1070 turtles so far, about 20% of them already dead. That’s far above the average of 200 turtles that have washed up each fall for the past decade. The number of arrivals has declined, Prescott says, but it is still higher than normal and won’t likely reach zero until the end of the year, when the annual cold-stun season comes to a close. With water temperatures dropping, more of the turtles are showing up dead, and bigger species that can withstand the cold longer, like loggerheads (Caretta caretta), are starting to wash up.

Prescott’s team sends the living turtles, often packed in banana boxes, to a sea turtle hospital in Quincy, Massachusetts, run by the New England Aquarium. Six hundred and fifty turtles have been admitted so far—approaching triple the hospital’s previous record of 240, set in 2012. Workers at the hospital have been putting in 12- to 14-hour days, with extra volunteers and staff from out-of-state aquariums pitching in, says Charles Innis, the aquarium’s director of animal health, who oversees the sea turtles’ care.

Innis’s team has been stabilizing the turtles and then shipping as many as possible to other animal hospitals for further treatment and eventual release. This morning, a private plane flew 50 of the turtles to Houston. Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard airlifted 193 to Florida. Innis says the Cape Cod turtles have filled just about every facility along the U.S. East Coast, and aquarium staff members are now trying to place them in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. “We just simply don't have tank space available to handle 600 turtles here. And nobody does, really,” Innis says. “It’s really a national effort at this point.”

The healthiest turtles typically require a month or two of care before they can be released, but the sicker ones may have to stay for up to 8 months, Innis says, adding that he expects at least 70% of his patients to survive.

Many juvenile Kemp’s ridleys never foray north of Cape Cod, but the ones that do and make it out before the water turns deadly cold don’t seem to return, Prescott says. Instead, they join other East Coast turtles in warmer waters farther south, where they spend a decade or so maturing before returning to nest on their home beaches in Texas and Mexico.

The reasons for this year’s remarkable stranding remain unknown. Some observers have suggested that there may be more juvenile Kemp’s ridleys thanks to recent hatching success resulting from conservation efforts. But Donna Shaver, chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi, Texas, where most U.S.-born Kemp’s ridleys hatch, says it may be more complicated than that. The number of hatchlings in the Gulf of Mexico has increased substantially since the mid-1980s, but it has varied quite a bit in recent years, suggesting that oceanographic conditions may also be behind this year’s large crop of stranded turtles.

Another hypothesis is that rapidly warming water in the Gulf of Maine, which includes Cape Cod Bay and waters north to Nova Scotia, could be luring turtles farther north than they once ventured, causing more to become trapped on their southbound journey when the water cools in the fall. But biologists are putting serious investigation into the causes of the record strandings on hold until January, after the rush to save turtles ends.

From Shaver’s vantage point, the Cape Cod rescue work—which she is not directly involved in—is very important. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists Kemp’s ridley sea turtles as “Critically Endangered,” and the species is thought to have been harmed by the BP oil spill in 2010, which killed hundreds of turtles and may have contributed to subsequent declines in nests. Only about 5500 females nest each year, the best available proxy for their total population. “We’re really hoping for great success for those folks that are working so hard to try to find these turtles and bring them back around to health,” Shaver says.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 6, 2014 at 5:17pm

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Hundreds of dead fish found in a reservoir in Castilblanco, Spain

La imagen de los peces muertos en las aguas de uno de los embalses que puntualmente abastece al municipio

Neighbors alerted the appearance of hundreds dead in the reservoir of La Marciega in Castilblanco de los Arroyos, who promptly supplies the municipality fish.

A sheet of dead fish covers the waters of the reservoir of La Marciega of Castilblanco. The alert the neighbors have given themselves when the weekend came to the farm where this reservoir of limited capacity with which promptly has been supplied to households in the municipality. In networks, the photographs showing dead fish, published in the Collective page Viar, are the subject of debate among neighbors, who demand an explanation of what is happening in these municipal facilities.

In November 2009 the shortage of water resources Reservoir Los Molinos left a stamp that explained the smell and taste of the liquid coming out of their taps, and made ​​an impression on the imagination of the neighbors: a cow decomposed with ponds where accumulated between silt and fish remains, low liquid element of place that should supply the population. Forced by circumstances, from the city of Castilblanco purification systems Reservoir The Marciega were activated that until 23 years had been supplying the population, in order to guarantee the service until the arrival of the rains.

The water supply problems are cyclical in this county where 80% of the population does not consume water from the tap, as recognized from the government team in February 2011, when the last crisis occurred. The City Council decreed “the prohibition of drinking and using water from the mains supply for meals” because of the “high aluminum concentration” which focused on water from the reservoir of Los Molinos. What happened in 2011 what unknown neighbors, because the local government did not make public the reports Emasesa technical staff and the Provincial Delegation of Environment did the water, and therefore the grounds of that water pollution from local supply network three years are unknown.

The Marciega is a dam built in 1972 that failed to solve the water problems Castilblanco. In recent years, it has hosted the Club de Pesca, thanks to an agreement with the City. After the drought in 1983, the efforts to build a new dam began, Los Molinos, in the Ribera de Cala, to meet the needs of the growing population of the municipality. The water from the new dam with a capacity of 0.8 cubic are, finally arrived in 1986. This took place c on an impromptu water fight in the Yellow Square: thus arose the first Water Festival which opens each year the summer festivities in this town in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla.

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Comment by SongStar101 on December 5, 2014 at 8:26am

Black mussels cover a South African beach

Thousands of mollusks wash ashore


http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/black-mussels-cover-sout...

A stretch of Rodderg Beach in South Africa turned into “mussel beach” recently when hundreds of thousands of black mussels washed ashore in a mystery that has local officials searching for the reason why.

The beach in Plettenberg Bay was covered with the black mussels over a 325-yard section. Some believed it was caused by a red tide, a harmful algal bloom, but marine experts dismissed that possibility.

Dr. Mark Brown of Nature’s Valley Trust told The Herald of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, that the massive beaching is not linked “to red tide or anything sinister at this stage.”

Instead, Brown believes the black mussels were dislodged by heavy seas.

“A similar event happened in November last year in the same spot,” Brown told The Herald. “Essentially large swells and currents break beds of mussels off the reef and they wash up.”

Earth Touch has a video report showing the massive black mussel beaching:

Marine ecologist Kyle Smith of SA National Parks told The Herald that along with heavy swells, a large amount of sand movement might also have been a contributing factor.

“Most of the mussels were still alive when they washed up, which lowers the possibility that it is related to some form of toxin from either a red algal bloom or other source,” Smith said.

As a precautionary measure, officials warned people not to eat the black mussels, tempting as it might be.

Comment by SongStar101 on December 2, 2014 at 7:05am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2854155/Walkers-discover-hu...

Walkers discover huge 20ft-long Minke whale washed up on popular Cornish beach, UK

  • Carcass of what is thought to be juvenile Minke whale washed up on beach
  • Huge mammal was found at Pentewan Sands near Mevagissey in Cornwall  
  • A local Coastguard team was dispatched to the popular holiday destination

This was the scene at a Cornish beauty spot this morning after walkers discovered a 20ft long whale washed up on a beach.

The decomposed carcass of the huge mammal was found at the popular holiday destination of Pentewan Sands near Mevagissey in Cornwall.

Stunned dog walkers could be seen stopping to take pictures of what is believed to be a dead juvenile Minke whale.

Although it was in an advanced state of decay, it was a rare opportunity to witness the size of the seagoing giants up close.

A spokesman from Falmouth Coastguard said it was alerted to the discovery about 3pm today.

Their colleagues at Mevagissey dispatched a team to the beach this afternoon to take measurements and a report is due to be sent to the Receiver of Wreck.

The spokesman said it was the responsibility of the owner of the beach to dispose of the carcass, adding that it was not yet clear what kind of whale had been washed up. 

Although it is relatively rare for them to be washed up on British beaches, Cornwall is no stranger to whale sightings.

Two years ago, a full size adult Fin whale weighing 65 tonnes washed up alive just along the coast at Carlyon Bay.

Sadly however, despite the efforts of volunteers the mammal had to be humanely destroyed.

According to the whaledolphintrust.co.uk, Minke are the smallest of the baleen whales found in UK waters, measuring between seven and ten metres when fully grown.

They can be found in seas across the Northern hemisphere, except in the Arctic Ocean, and are often seen off the coasts of Ireland and Scotland.

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