The carcass of a 16-foot-long tuna has washed up on the beach at Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, attracting the attention of passers-by during sunny Sunday afternoon walks.

Stornoway Coastguard ops room were notified of the discovery at 4.50pm today (Sunday November 18th).

Although no coastguard action was required, they have alerted Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the authority responsible for the disposal of carcasses, and British Divers Marine Life Rescue, who may wish to log the discovery.  Tuna are normally warm water fish, but in recent years live specimens have been caught off the shores of Harris and around St Kilda.

The picture was taken this afternoon by Gillies Mackenzie and published on the social media page Planet Sea Fishing.