Dead sperm whale found on Edinburgh coastline
A sperm whale measuring around 10-12 metres in length has washed up near a beach close to the Rockville hotel in Joppa, Edinburgh, at around 7.30am today (Saturday).
WDC attended the scene together with Police Scotland, the Scottish SPCA, and BDMLR.
Sperm whales are more at home in deep oceanic waters of the Atlantic, and it seems likely that this whale was alive when it stranded as it was bleeding from cuts that it may have sustained on the rocky shore.
Strandings investigations in Scotland are amongst the best in the world, and he whale has now been secured and a post mortem, to understand the cause of death, will now be carried out.