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UK NewsDead Whale Had Been Tangled In Fisherman’s Ropes For ‘Months’

08:30  26 april  2019
08:30  26 april  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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A juvenile humpback whale found washed up on a beach in Scotland had been entangled in rope for “weeks, if not months ”. This can sometimes happen if you have internet connectivity problems or are running software/plugins that affect your internet traffic.

A humpback whale was entangled in rope for "weeks, if not months " before it drowned off the coast of East Lothian, a post-mortem examination Dr A juvenile humpback whale found washed up on a beach in Scotland had been entangled in rope for “weeks, if not months ”. The 30ft-long marine

Dead Whale Had Been Tangled In Fisherman’s Ropes For ‘Months’ © PA The juvenile whale was discovered washed up in East Lothian

A juvenile humpback whale found washed up on a beach in Scotland had been entangled in rope for “weeks, if not months”.

The 30ft-long marine mammal was discovered on earlier this month at John Muir Country Park, near Tyninghame.

It had been entangled in some rope and is believed to have died shortly before it was found.

Dr Andrew Brownlow, veterinary pathologist for the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, told the BBC he had found nothing in its stomach.

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He said: “This was an entanglement case and from the tissue lesions it had been like this for weeks, if not months.

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A humpback whale was entangled in rope for "weeks, if not months " before it drowned off the "So the poor animal was fighting the ropes and a heavy burden of parasites." He said he was pleased at Dr Brownlow said fishermen ' s ropes were often longer than the distance from the surface of the sea

A humpback whale may have become entangled in fishing gear thousands of miles away from where it was found Contact details for the owner of the gear, a fisherman in Nova Scotia, Canada, was on the buoy. They added that another theory was that the creel rope and buoy had been "ghost gear"

“It stops the animal from being able to feed properly or exhibit normal behaviour, which weakens the animal and then it drowns.”

He added that due to the whale’s weakened state, it had more parasites than he had ever seen in an animal its size.

It is believed the whale became entangled with were fisherman’s ropes.

Markings on the whale’s tail – or fluke – show it was the same whale spotted in the Firth of Forth some weeks before it washed up.

There was a marine buoy attached to it when previously seen.

It was considered to be a juvenile due to its size.


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