A WHALE graveyard is full of tacky and garish tributes left by other whales, it has emerged.
Palaeontologist Stephen Malley said: The resting place of these majestic aquatic giants was marked with some utter tat.
The vast fossilised skeleton of a blue whale was accompanied by a stuffed Garfield and a message written in green felt-tip saying Luv u Splasher, your with the angles now.
The nearby grave of a young minke whale had been decorated with an empty 50 Cent CD case and a floral display reading GANGSTA PIMPIN 4 REAL.
Weve learned a lot about whales from this remarkable mass grave, mainly that they are tasteless bastards who think an inflatable Shrek is suitable for a place of mourning.
Malley believes many of the tributes were left by whales who did not even know the deceased and just wanted to feel they were part of something.
Naturalist Donna Sheridan said: It’s like when an elephant dies, the rest of the herd will gather round the corpse and listen to its favourite songs, even if its something inappropriate like Blurred Lines.