Sad end to sperm whale's tale

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The story of Moby, the 40ft sperm whale who captured the hearts of the nation, finally comes to an end today when he will be hauled off the mud on which he died. Falkirk council officials said the whale will be moved by the Coastguard's Receiver of Wrecks and the council.

Moby died on mud flats at Airth in the Firth of Forth on Monday after becoming disorientated and beaching himself. An autopsy will be performed at a landfill site at Kinneil, and a research memorial fund has been set up at Deep Sea World aquarium.

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