[MARMAM] seal deaths from "corkscrew" cuts
rossiter at csiwhalesalive.org
Wed Aug 25 06:57:33 PDT 2010
The article linked below describes severe injuries to seals off the UK,
possibly from vessels with ducted propulsion systems. Have similar
injuries been observed by MARMAM members?
Cetacean Society International
By Tim Bugler
Last updated at 12:21 PM on 23rd August 2010
Experts probing the so-called 'corkscrew deaths' of seals on Britain's
East Coast believe the building of a huge offshore wind farm could be to
The corpses of 50 seals with a clean 'corkscrew' cut running from head
to tail have been washed up over the past 18 months.
A dozen of the mutilated seals were discovered off St Andrews, Fife, and
in the Firth of Forth.
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