An early morning walker was in tears when she found a dead dolphin on a beach.
The common dolphin washed up on Rottingdean beach in the early hours of Friday after several days of stormy seas.
Movement coach Neda Nenadic, who spotted it on the pebbles, said it had an injured face.
She said: "I walk on the undercliff every day. Going by the ocean is just beautiful. It gives me time to reflect.
"And then I saw this dolphin. It was a really young one as well. I had a little prayer for it."
It is thought the dolphin was a male, about two months old
Neda contacted the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme which sent out an officer to collect the dolphin for further investigation.
Neda said: "It was so wild on Thursday. Part of me thinks that maybe it got smashed up in the rough seas.
"It was quite shocking to see such a beautiful creature like that."