Whale spotted in River Humber (updated)
A whale carcass has been seen floating down the Humber.
Members of the public spotted the juvenile whale as it passed St Andrew's Quay yesterday afternoon.
The type of whale has not been identified but experts believe it is a baleen species.
Humber Coastguard have been informed and are monitoring the situation.
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A spokesman said: "There isn't a lot we can do unless the body gets stranded and becomes a health hazard.
"If that happens, we will remove it otherwise we will let it pass back out to sea."
There have been a few strandings over the last couple of years in the Humber and off the East Yorkshire coast.
In October last year, a fin whale was washed up dead on Spurn Point having initially been rescued after being stranded. Earlier that month, a minke whale calf was seen floating off Spurn Point.
In September 2011, a Sei whale died after it beached in the Humber estuary.
In May this year, a porpoise died off Spurn Point despite attempts to rescue it.