A species of whale has been discovered on the banks of the Humber Estuary in East Yorkshire.
Conservation experts examining the 33ft 910m) long animal said that it died after it became trapped in shallow water 875 yards (800m) from the shoreline near to the east Yorkshire village Â of Skeffling on the North bank of the River Humber.
The experts are 95 per cent sure that the whale found in a field in Yorkshire is a young female Sei Whale.
It is very rare to hear of Sei Whales being stranded on the British coast with only three stranding of this species of whale being reported in the last 20-years:
“It is sad.
“It was in shallow water of about 1.2m (4ft) to 1.6m (5.25ft), making contact with the bottom.
“This was about 800m offshore.
”When it gets in that situation it rolls onto its side and it can cover its blow hole.’
”It is very sad indeed but we will be able to learn a lot from it”, said Andy Gibson of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.