Work begins to remove dead whales from Skegness beach


Work has begun to remove three dead whales which washed up on the Lincolnshire coast.

The sperm whales were found on the beach at Skegness at the weekend and are believed to be part of the same pod as others found in Hunstanton, Norfolk, and Wainfleet in Lincolnshire.

Hundreds of people have been to see the whales in Skegness since they were discovered.


Workers spent Tuesday moving the creatures and covering them with sand ahead of their removal. The operation is expected to take between six and eight hours.

Contractor Jan Smith said the whales will be taken to landfill sites in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and Sheffield.

He said: “It will be a tricky job and I’ll be glad when it’s over.”

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