A large sperm whale which was washed up on the Lincolnshire coast will be examined by marine experts.
The young male was found on the beach near North Shore Road in Skegness by lifeboat crews on Wednesday.
Experts from the Natural History Museum and the Zoological Society of London are expected to visit the town to see if they need the mammal for research.
Officials from East Lindsey District Council will meet contractors on Thursday to discuss its removal.
The 30ft whale is believed to have got into difficulty after coming out of the Atlantic Ocean.
A three ton Minke Whale was found on shore at Gibraltar Point near Skegness in October 2005.