Remains of large sea creature wash up on Eastbourne beach

The dead sea creature was found on Eastbourne beach. Photo by Etienne Vogel
The dead sea creature was found on Eastbourne beach. Photo by Etienne Vogel

A dead sea creature has been spotted washed up on Eastbourne beach.

The remains of what appears to be a porpoise were found by 11-year-old Etienne Vogels while out walking with his dad, Steve, on Saturday (October 8).

He said, “We walked to the beach and went down to the water’s edge and had a contest on who could throw a stone the furthest.

“I then went over the groin to the next beach where I saw something.

“We walked to the object to find what I believe could have been the remains of a dolphin.”

The creature was spotted on the beach opposite Sea Houses Square.

Stephen Marsh, of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, said it was a harbour porpoise, a species which is found along the south coast.

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