Plastic bags found inside whale after stranding on Skye

Geplaatst Geplaatst in Dolfijn van Cuvier

Scientists recovered four kilos of plastic bags from the stomach of a whale found stranded on Skye. The Cuvier’s beaked whale was put to sleep on welfare grounds after it got into difficulty near Broadford in December 2015. The bags were found during a necropsy done the following day by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme […]

Dolfijn van Cuvier op Britse kust

Geplaatst Geplaatst in Dolfijn van Cuvier

Portballintrae (IR), 13 december 2014 – A Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) stranded at Portballintrae in Antrim, Northern Ireland on Saturday 13th December. The approximately 5m long female was in a fresh condition and may have been somewhat underweight. Samples were collected by a team from the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), Marine Division.