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Sperm Whale Beached near the Haven, Beadnell

So sad to see such a magnificent animal in such a condition.

Sadder still to hear that people have been traveling from miles across the country to steal the valuable teeth found in its jaw. The teeth a rumored to be valued at around £800 per tooth, and there are usually over 50 in the bottom jaw.

I heard today that a local man has been ordered by the Home Office to go and remove the jaw with a chainsaw to deter further theft.

He should never have been here. :(

Im glad I got there before they started tearing it apart, it now looks much more horrific covered in blood and missing various parts…

The BBC story on the thieves. Thieves try to steal sperm whales teeth.

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