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Whale is beached at seaside town
15th February 2006
A large sperm whale, which beached itself on the Lincolnshire coast, is believed to have died.
The 30ft whale was spotted on the shore at Skegness by lifeboat crews on Wednesday morning.
Crew members said it was washed up near North Shore Road during the morning high tide but eyewitnesses told the BBC the whale has now died.
The whale is believed to have got into difficulty after coming out of the Atlantic Ocean.
Duncan Yeadon, from Natureland in Skegness, said: "It's probably taken a wrong turning somewhere along the line, got out of the Atlantic, come into the North Sea and got into problems."
A three tonne minke whale was found on shore at Gibraltar Point near Skegness in October 2005.