Beached sperm whale dies in firth
A whale which got stuck on the beach near Inverness, Scotland has died, bringing the creature's sad story to a conclusion. Send in any photos or videos you might have of attempts to rescue this poor thing.
A whale which became beached in shallow water on a shoreline near Inverness has died, coastguards have confirmed.
The 40ft adult male sperm whale was first spotted swimming in the Inner Moray Firth earlier in the week.
It spent much of Monday moving in circles before becoming stranded in six feet of water at Alturlie, near Fort George, on Tuesday.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said it may have suffered a slow death.
Local officer Charlie Phillips said, once the tide had gone out and the animal was left without the support of water, the weight of its body would crush its internal organs.