Carcass of 8.5m minke off Kinsale on 12/July-2013. The cause of death may be linked to a large wound on the underside below the mouth. There was not a strong stench so perhaps the whale was not dead for long - two or three days? This mammal later caused a bit of a commotion when is was mistakenly identified from shore as an upturned boat. The Irish Coastguard and the RNLI responded. This mistake could easily be made as from some angles she does look like an clinker built boat. So, a good call really.