Male sperm whale found washed up at Mageroarty

A 43ft male sperm whale has been found washed up on the shore of Donegal.

The discovery was made yesterday morning at Magheroarty.

The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group say the animal was found in a bad condition and believe it to have been dead for 3 to 4 weeks.

The whales are normally found feeding far off shore, diving into depths of over 1000 meters hunting its prey.