Washed up whale removed from Clacton beach
- Credit: Picture: KEVIN JAY
A 40ft whale which washed up on a Clacton beach has now been removed, Tendring District Council has confirmed.
The beach has now reopened following a major operation involving a digger, although the area where the carcass was found will remain shut until after the next high tide.
The fin whale washed up on the beach at Holland-on-Sea on Friday morning.
Experts from Big Blue Ocean Cleanup, a company which was working with the council to remove the carcass, said the whale was likely to have died after being struck by a boat.
A statement from Tendring District Council said : “The whale which had been washed up on the beach at Holland-on-Sea has been removed, and the beach cleaned where it was.
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“The cordon is now lifted, but the section where the carcass was will remain closed until after the next high tide as a final clean.
“Thanks to our partners and contractors for all their help during this incident.”
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