Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Nine-metre long whale dies on beach

Local people watch a rare nine-metre long Sei whale which was discovered on a small beach in Waterfoot, Co Antrim
Ian Enlander, from the Irish Whale and Dolphin group checks a rare Sei whale which was discovered on a small beach in Waterfoot, Co Antrim

A whale has beached and died on a beach in Northern Ireland.

The nine-metre long Sei whale was discovered in Waterfoot, Co Antrim. It died from suffocation, an expert said.

Ian Enlander, from the Irish Whale and Dolphin organisation, said: "It was probably travelling with its mother and has become separated."

It is commonly found in the deep waters of the Atlantic.

Mr Enlander said: "It probably became disorientated and became trapped."

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