[MARMAM] seal deaths from "corkscrew" cuts

William Rossiter 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?
Bill Rossiter
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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