The UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP)

Wales Ireland England Scotland

Little is known about disease and causes of death in marine mammals around the British Isles. Without this knowledge it is difficult to interpret the significance of sudden die-offs such as that which occurred in 1988 when about 17,000 seals were killed by the phocine distemper virus.

The Thames whale at Gravesend 22nd January 2006.

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