Via the Daily Post:
Sad end for a beautiful animal as whale washes up on Formby beach
Sep 2 2008 by Alan Weston, Liverpool Daily Post
A Dead whale, washed up on Formby beach over the weekend, was still waiting to be removed last night.
The whale, found opposite the Albert Road track on Saturday night, is thought to be a Minke whale. It is about seven metres long and two metres wide.
Sefton Rangers are organising removal of the carcass.