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‘Whale blubber pile’ on the move from Eastney beach

WASHED UP The material on Eastney beach, believed to be blubber. 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (14460-1194)

WASHED UP The material on Eastney beach, believed to be blubber. Picture: Malcolm Wells (14460-1194)

 

PLANS are under way to remove what is believed to be a giant pile of blubber from Eastney beach.

As reported, passers-by discovered the material on the foreshore near the Royal Marines Museum on Monday, with claims it was the carcass of a whale.

However, HM Coastguard says it is blubber from a creature, and the city council is now having it removed. The council says it might be from a whale – though an expert hasn’t yet confirmed this.

Paul Fielding, the council’s assistant head of environment said: ‘We don’t want children or animals getting too close to investigate what is a quite unpleasant sight.’

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency is investigating separate material washed up at Eastney. It comes after a warning was issued that palm oil, which can harm pets, has been discovered on beaches near Southampton and in Dorset.

 

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