Second Dead Dolphin washed up on different Sussex Beach

Photo by Sussex Dolphin Project

A second dead Dolphin has been washed up on a different beach in Sussex.

Sussex Dolphin Project confirmed today (1st March) that a dead dolphin has been found on Peacehaven beach only two days after the first one. The group are unable to identify the cause of the death due to the advanced stage of decomposition.

The Charity has warned people not to touch or try to move the body.

Thea Taylor, Sussex Dolphin Project lead, said the common dolphin is normally a summer visitor to the English Channel.

“This individual has been dead for some time and has an unusual injury to the head but it is difficult to tell if this injury is directly linked to death or occurred post-mortem due to the state of decomposition,” she continued.

“Please report any strandings of this nature to Sussex Dolphin Project and UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme.”

The unusual timing and nature of the deaths lead locals to fear that a shark may be amongst the waters of our beaches.