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Mystery Aberdeen beach carcass 'a juvenile pilot whale'

Carcass found at the Bridge of Don [Pic: Nick Flippence]
Image caption The carcass was found on a beach near the Bridge of Don area

A mysterious large carcass washed up on a beach is believed to be a juvenile pilot whale.

The carcass was found near the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen.

The Scottish Agricultural College said vets believed it was a juvenile pilot whale, rather than a speculated prehistoric-type creature.

Dr Andrew Brownlow said: "I would speculate that it was a juvenile that became separated from its group and could not survive on its own."

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