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Minke Whale found beached in Gansey

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The body of a Minke Whale was found beached in the South of the Island yesterday.

The stranding coordinator at Wildlife Trust attended the juvenile marine mammal in Gansey and Castletown Coastguard recovered the carcass from the sea.

The autopsy suggests some internal damage to the whale's intestines but the cause of trauma could not be identified.

Minke whales are often seen in Manx waters on the western and southern coasts between May and August but move round to the east between September and November as they follow the Herring to their spawning grounds.

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