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No sign of 'distressed sperm whale' in loch

No sign of 'distressed sperm whale' in loch

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A search of a Highlands loch has found no sign of a sperm whale believed to be in difficulty earlier this week.The animal, which has been estimated to be up to 9m (30ft) long, was reported to have been tangled in rope in Loch Eriboll, near Durness, Sutherland.Coastguard and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) volunteers and Scottish SPCA officers have been monitoring the whale.The whale was reported to the coastguard on Wednesday.BDMLR said it had been unable to confirm if the animal was caught in rope, adding that the it might have been ill or injured.'Lost its course'A team from the organisation had hoped to get to Loch Eriboll on Thursday with specialist equipment, but it was delayed.A sear...