Published:
January 17, 2017
Sad sight of a dolphin washed up on Berrow beach this week

Beach walkers found this dead dolphin washed up on the shoreline at Berrow after Monday's high tide (January 16th).

Walkers 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 long.

Nothing could be done to save the mammal and the discovery was reported to Sedgemoor District Council, which manages Berrow beach.

The mammal was identified on Tuesday as a dolphin, rather than a porpoise as first thought.

It is not uncommon for porpoises and dolphins to be washed up along local beaches in Burnham-On-Sea, Brean and Berrow.

In May last year, we reported how a beach runner launched a bid to try and save a stranded porpoise at Berrow.

Last 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.

 

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