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Gruesome tide of dead creatures on Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 16:56 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 07 March 2018

The tide of dead creatures washed up at Gorleston was a sad sight this week. Photo: Cath Watts

The tide of dead creatures washed up at Gorleston was a sad sight this week. Photo: Cath Watts

Cath Watts

Walkers and beachcombers faced a gruesome sight at Gorleston - a tide of dead sea creatures washed up on the sands.

Sea creatures washed up on Gorleston's shoreline made for a sad sight. Photo: Cath WattsSea creatures washed up on Gorleston's shoreline made for a sad sight. Photo: Cath Watts

Mass die-offs have been widely reported along the coast with high tides, strong winds, and plummeting sea temperatures blamed for the deathly deposit that has upset many people.

Shocking pictures taken by Cath Watts show starfish, crabs, shellfish, and lobster washed up on the tideline.

The dog walker shared her pictures on social media as a warning to people to keep a close eye on their animals.

MORE: Warning issued after mysterious debris and dead starfish found on Hunstanton beaches

Meanwhile groynes and rock defences have also been exposed on the beach which has been steadily getting bigger for years.

Sea creatures washed up on Gorleston's shoreline made for a sad sight. Photo: Cath WattsSea creatures washed up on Gorleston's shoreline made for a sad sight. Photo: Cath Watts

In Great Yarmouth there were also dramatic changes along its famous golden stretch where nature has carved a steep step.

Further along where surging seas have snatched great swathes of sand, old pier posts have been exposed.

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