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Huge sperm whale washes up on Kent beach

3 March 2011 Last updated at 21:48 GMT

A 45ft (13.7m) sperm whale has died after becoming stranded on a beach in Kent.

Coastguards were alerted to the beached whale at Pegwell Bay, between Ramsgate and Sandwich, at about 0730 GMT.

Claudia Sermbezis reports.