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Each of the carcasses had a single, smooth-edged cut which started at the head and spiralled around the body.
Experts said it was not known what had caused the "corkscrew" injuries, which were not consistent with fishing nets or boat propellers.
"Seals with similar injuries have also been found on beaches in Canada over the last decade."
All the carcasses display one long, smooth cut that spirals around the head and body. It is thought the seal would have to have been rotated against a giant blade to receive the wound.
A total of 38 seals bearing distinctive corkscrew wounds have now been found on beaches in Fife, as well as in Norfolk, in the past year. The injuries are so severe that marine biologists say the seals look as if they had been put through a giant pencil sharpener.
Thompson added: “The seals died quickly from their wounds. It looks as they were drawn or pushed past some sort of mechanical device, which caused deep tissue injury. The skin and blubber layer has been reamed off. A spiral flap of flesh has come off all the animals. Although some seals were killed by a skull injury, there are no other bone injuries or deep wounds.
Originally posted by Sweevo
I dont think so, but the fact remains that more than 30 seals have died and the seal population has halved since 2000
I think we can rule out Orcas as the seals have all died the same way IE a cork-screw cut fron nose to tail