Environmentalists link whale beachings to offshore windfarm sonar
Source: The Telegraph
Seismic surveys could be disorientating the whales and driving them to their deaths on the beaches of Fife and Angus, Scotland, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society said. A number of vessels have been carrying out the high-tech scans in the Firth of Forth and North Sea in recent weeks.
Seventeen pilot whales died after a mass beaching in the East Neuk of Fife earlier this month.
A second pod of 24 pilot whales was spotted in shallow water by Cellardyke around the same time but returned to sea without beaching.
The mass beaching occurred just a day after a minke whale was found dead near the Bell Rock Lighthouse, off the coast of Angus.