November 9, 2010
Beach walker finds body of dolphin on Brean beach
walker on Brean beach found the body of this dolphin or porpoise
washed up on the sands earlier this week.
reader Laurie Caulton discovered the animal's body near the tide
line next to Brean Down.
said: "I found it about 50 yards from the vehicle access
to beach and alerted police, who contacted the Environment Agency
to take it away."
mammal was about four feet long with no visible damage to its
body. It had some blood coming from its mouth and the end of one
not the first time that such mammals have been washed ashore in
our area. A large porpoise
was washed up on Burnham beach in July last year and in July
2007 another porpoise was washed up in the town.