sight of a dolphin washed up on Berrow beach this week
walkers found this dead dolphin washed up on the shoreline at Berrow
after Monday's high tide (January 16th).
came across the sad sight of the bloodied mammal, pictured here,
which had an injury at the front of its body, which was 4.5 to 5ft
could be done to save the mammal and the discovery was reported
to Sedgemoor District Council, which manages Berrow beach.
mammal was identified on Tuesday as a dolphin, rather than a porpoise
as first thought.
is not uncommon for porpoises and dolphins to be washed up along
local beaches in Burnham-On-Sea,
May last year, we reported how a beach runner launched a bid
to try and save a stranded porpoise at Berrow.
August, a dolphin
became stranded at Berrow and was helped back out into the water
by Burnham-On-Sea's marine rescue crews - but sadly it later died.