WHALE UPDATE: Monday, 6pm: Picture gallery - autopsy begins on whales washed up on beach

Marine experts have started the autopsies on the whales which have been washed up on the Skegness coastline.

On Sunday, two whales were found on the beach at Gibraltar Point and a third at Skegness.

Authorities hope we won't see a repeat of sperm whales being stranded like this one earlier in the month

Authorities hope we won't see a repeat of sperm whales being stranded like this one earlier in the month

Pictures have also emerged of a fourth whale washed up at Friskney.

Pictures: SWNS

An autopsy takes place on one of the stranded whales in Skegness, Lincs.  Three dead sperm whales washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire are believed to be from the same pod as a whale that died at Hunstanton.  HM Coastguard said two of the whales were found on a beach near Skegness at about 20:30 GMT on Saturday, while a third was discovered on Sunday morning.  The Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme will examine the bodies.  The pod was spotted off the Norfolk coast on Friday before the Hunstanton whale became stranded and died.

An autopsy takes place on one of the stranded whales in Skegness, Lincs. Three dead sperm whales washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire are believed to be from the same pod as a whale that died at Hunstanton. HM Coastguard said two of the whales were found on a beach near Skegness at about 20:30 GMT on Saturday, while a third was discovered on Sunday morning. The Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme will examine the bodies. The pod was spotted off the Norfolk coast on Friday before the Hunstanton whale became stranded and died.