Porpoises die after washing up on Blackpool and Cleveleys beaches
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One of the porpoises (pictured), which are similar in appearance to dolphins, was found on the Promenade on Friday morning (September 23).
A second was discovered dead in the surf on Cleveleys beach on Monday evening (September 25).
Both were reported to the local authorities and the Government’s Marine Management Organisation have been made aware for investigation.
The porpoises have since been recovered and taken away for examination to try and establish a cause of death.
The recent increase in porpoises washing up on beaches along the Fylde Coast has led to some concern about the creatures’ welfare.
DEFRA (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) and the Marine Management Organisation were approached for comment.