North West Wales

Rare whale rescued from Newborough beach found dead

Whale Image copyright John Legg: British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Image caption Rescuers helped return the whale to the sea after it landed on a beach

A rare whale rescued from a beach in Anglesey earlier in November has died.

The pygmy sperm whale was found stranded on a beach in Newborough.

The animal was refloated but Dr Peter Evans, director of the Anglesey-based Sea Watch Foundation, said at the time that there were concerns it would become stranded again.

A Sea Watch Foundation officer was called out on Wednesday when the whale's body was found on a beach at Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd.

The organisation said it had been on the look-out for the whale, as previous strandings often indicate a serious illness in an animal.

Further investigations into how and why the sea mammal died will now be carried out by marine experts.

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites