Dead dolphin found on Exmouth beach
PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 January 2018
The dead body of a dolphin was found on a section of Exmouth beach last week.
The body of a dolphin was found on Exmouth beach on Sunday (January 7).
Exmouth Coastguard was
called out to a section of beach near Orcombe Point at around 2.15pm.
The coastguard rescue team responded and found the body of a female porpoise lying against the cliff.
It is believed that the dolphin had sustained injuries to its jaw.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said the already-deceased dolphin was above the high water mark, meaning the animal, which is classed as a royal fish, had to be handled by the national Receiver of Wreck.
Exmouth Coastguard confirmed that measurements and photos were taken for the Natural History Museum.
A spokesman for Exmouth Coastguard said it was a ‘sad end for what looked like a healthy beautiful animal’.