20ft whale washes up on beach between Hornsea and Mappleton
Dog walkers got a shock today when they came across a large whale that had washed up on the beach after a high tide.
The whale, possibly a minke, washed up earlier today between Hornsea and Mappleton and appears to have been dead for some time.
Julie Haggitt, of Hornsea, posted photographs of the whale on Facebook.
She said: "I was just walking my dog Minnie along the beach between Hornsea and Mappleton when I came across the whale.
"I could see three massive gashes in the body and the tail was missing. It looks like it may have got caught in a ship's propeller. It was quite big... read more
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