The body of a 14m whale has been found washed up near Kimmeridge today. Investigations are under way to find out exactly what type of whale it was and how it died.
Please keep a safe distance from the carcass as whales are known to carry transmittable diseases and do not get in the way of any recovery teams.
I also read once that whales can explode - seriously! Apparently after death, bacteria gets to work eating the whale's innards and creating a gas as a by product. As more and more gas is created, so the whale skin struggles to contain it until....POP, there she blows! anyway, I don't suppose this will happen here, and it may be just an urban myth. Feel free to comment if you know better.
BBC Report Click here