Massive female whale washes up dead on Cornwall beach before floating back out to sea
- The fin whale – the second biggest animal on earth – was discovered on Friday
- BDMLR were alerted to the stranded whale which was near Perranuthnoe Beach
- Volunteer marine mammal medics attended but the whale was confirmed dead
- When they came back to look for the animal on Friday it was nowhere to be seen
This is the moment a humungous female whale washed up dead on a Cornwall beach before floating back out to sea.
The fin whale – the second largest animal on earth – was discovered on Friday along Cornwall’s south coast – with marine experts from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust now urging the public to help track the whale after it was swept away overnight.