30 Sep '11, 8am

Beached whale found 800 metres ashore in Yorkshire - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Beached whale found 800 metres ashore in Yorkshire - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Marine experts have been left baffled after a rare whale was found over 800 metres from the shore in the Humber Estuary, Skeffling, East Yorkshire . The 33ft mammal is thought to have died after getting caught in shallow waters – rolling onto its own blowhole before getting swept inland by the tide. Experts are “95 percent sure” the whale is a female from the rare Sei species – only three of which have been found stranded on the British coast in the last twenty years. “It is sad. It was in shallow water of about 4ft to 5.25ft, making contact with the bottom,” said Andy Gibson , Yorkshire Wildlife Trust . “This was about 800m offshore. When it gets in that situation it rolls onto its side and it can cover its blowhole.” “Sometimes whales come into shallow water looking for food and get stuck,” added Kirsten Smith, North Seas manager at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. “With the hi...

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Friday music blogging: Noah & the Whale

Friday music blogging: Noah & the Whale

grist.org 01 Oct '11, 1am

Noah & the Whale is a UK indie-folk band. If you guessed what their name is about without googling, you may be a terminal ...

All 18 people in Indonesia plane crash found dead.

All 18 people in Indonesia plane crash found dead.

straitstimes.com 01 Oct '11, 6am

All 18 people aboard a plane that crashed on Indonesia's Sumatra island were found dead on Saturday, an official said, aft...