Coastguard

Dead porpoise found by Coastguard on Southend beach

An investigation has been launched after a dead porpoise was found on the beach at Thorpe Bay.

Members of the Southend Coastguard found the 1.1m dead animal at 10.25am yesterday morning, calling on Dover Marine Rescue Co-ordination to deal with the incident.

The Coastguard was then assisted by the UK’s Cetacean Stranding Investigation Program (CSIP), which investigates cases of whales and dolphins stranding on land, to remove the animal from the beach and will now investigate the incident.

A Coastguard Facebook post read: “Coastguard officers have met with CSIP representatives to assist in the removal and return to CSIP offices who will attempt to investigate further to help better understand the environment in which they live and the possible causes of death.

“All of these strandings, in this case he had died before the time was reported, are recorded and tracked on our UK coast.”

They understand the environment in which they live and the possible causes of death.

More information to come.