Walrus in the Isles of Scilly

As many of you will know, a walrus has been present in the Isles of Scilly since mid-June, an exceptional first record of this species here. Unfortunately, his presence in a commercial harbour within an island community is posing huge risks, first to himself, and to livelihoods but potentially human safety. He may prevent emergency response vessels from being immediately operational or cause serious injury or worse if he capsizes a boat with people on board. He has also caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

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