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Last Updated: Tuesday May 31 2011 15:58 GMT

Huge whale found dead on beach in the North East

Sperm whale has been found stranded on a beach in Teeside.

A 13 metre whale has died after getting stranded on a beach near in Redcar in the North East of England.

The sperm whale was spotted stranded on the beach in the early morning.

Rescuers hoped that they would be able to keep the animal wet and refloat it out to sea at the next high tide but unfortunately were unable to save it.

Experts think that the whale may have gotten lost and ended up on the beach as a mistake as they aren't normally found in the area.