Killer of Whales

Whales have washed up on the shores in Lincolnshire.

A fifth sperm whale has washed up on the east coast of England.

It follows the death of a beached whale in Hunstanton, Norfolk, on Friday and the discovery of three carcasses near Skegness over the weekend.  -BBC

People with paint took to the whales with anti-nuclear messaging: The campaign for nuclear disarmament’s CND and Fukushima were two messages somebody found important to get on the massive carcasses.

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My limited investigation of the scene, via photographs, leads to a different suspect – not that whales disturbed by Fukushima wouldn’t create suicide on the shores of the U.K. to get the attention of the English press, and not that nuclear weapons aren’t related to the power plants (which they aren’t related to) but …

Wind despiser Jame Delingpole wrote, in 2011, a more plausible explanation:

According to researchers at the University of St Andrews, the sound of offshore wind farms is likely to mess with the whales’ sensitive sonar systems and drive them ashore, where they get stuck on beaches and die.

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