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.