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More dolphins washed up on Sussex coast

The Argus: More dolphins washed up on Sussex coast More dolphins washed up on Sussex coast

More dolphins have washed up on Sussex beaches, joining the storm's death toll for wildlife. 

Littlehampton Coastguard has found five dolphins and porpoises along West Sussex beaches following this winter's extreme storms.

It is believed the turbulent waters have driven the creatures' prey into deeper parts of the channel leaving the cetacean mammals to starve.

On Wednesday at just after 6.15pm a male striped dolphin measuring 1.67m long was found on the beach in Felpham.

The discovery came just hours after young male harbour porpoise, less than a metre long was found on the beach at Rustington.

Residents are advised if they do come across deceased animals on the beach not to touch them as they can harbour harmful bacteria.

Any dolphins should be reported to the coastguard with information passed on to the Natural History Museum which can help identify if there are any environmental factors affecting marine wildlife.

This winter, marine biologists have seen scores of unusual creatures washed up along the county’s shoreline including dolphins, porpoises, turtles, lobsters, goose barnacles, long-spined sea scorpions, puffins, starfish and whelk eggs

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7:57am Tue 11 Mar 14

Darcstar says...

Sounds like a unique to Sussex event doesnt it ? search the web for ' Mass Animal Die Offs ' 2011 onwards ... You'll quickly see that a lot of the sea life is turning up dead... river life to.. lake life to... and you'll see the amount of bird flocks that just ' fall out of the sky ' ...... storms or toxic planet ?

How about a nice article on Ocean Fertilization impacts or the consequences of the Geo Engineering we are seeing in our skies ? or will that give people to much info ? maybe there is a D-Notice on the subject ? cough cough.....

morning..... wakey wakey....
Sounds like a unique to Sussex event doesnt it ? search the web for ' Mass Animal Die Offs ' 2011 onwards ... You'll quickly see that a lot of the sea life is turning up dead... river life to.. lake life to... and you'll see the amount of bird flocks that just ' fall out of the sky ' ...... storms or toxic planet ? How about a nice article on Ocean Fertilization impacts or the consequences of the Geo Engineering we are seeing in our skies ? or will that give people to much info ? maybe there is a D-Notice on the subject ? cough cough..... morning..... wakey wakey.... Darcstar
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8:09am Tue 11 Mar 14

Juleyanne says...

So sad. Let's hope the oceans settle and food resources improve.
So sad. Let's hope the oceans settle and food resources improve. Juleyanne
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12:58pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Darcstar wrote:
Sounds like a unique to Sussex event doesnt it ? search the web for ' Mass Animal Die Offs ' 2011 onwards ... You'll quickly see that a lot of the sea life is turning up dead... river life to.. lake life to... and you'll see the amount of bird flocks that just ' fall out of the sky ' ...... storms or toxic planet ?

How about a nice article on Ocean Fertilization impacts or the consequences of the Geo Engineering we are seeing in our skies ? or will that give people to much info ? maybe there is a D-Notice on the subject ? cough cough.....

morning..... wakey wakey....
NURSE? She's out of bed again...
[quote][p][bold]Darcstar[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a unique to Sussex event doesnt it ? search the web for ' Mass Animal Die Offs ' 2011 onwards ... You'll quickly see that a lot of the sea life is turning up dead... river life to.. lake life to... and you'll see the amount of bird flocks that just ' fall out of the sky ' ...... storms or toxic planet ? How about a nice article on Ocean Fertilization impacts or the consequences of the Geo Engineering we are seeing in our skies ? or will that give people to much info ? maybe there is a D-Notice on the subject ? cough cough..... morning..... wakey wakey....[/p][/quote]NURSE? She's out of bed again... Roundbill
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