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More than 7,000 dead seals found along Namibian beach – conservation group

More than 7,000 dead seals found along Namibian beach – conservation group

THE number of dead seals found washed ashore on the coast of Namibia has risen to more than 7,000, according to non-profit group Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN). OCN said last week thousands of dead seal pups had washed ashore at Pelican Point peninsula, a tourist destination known for its colony of seals and school of dolphins. Naude Dreyer, a marine biologist at OCN, said investigations in the past week had revealed a spike in the number of dead female adults. "What we have been observing is less freshly dead seal pups and a lot of dead female adults," he said…
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Namibia ‘on the brink of catastrophe’ after thousands of dead seal pups wash ashore

Namibia ‘on the brink of catastrophe’ after thousands of dead seal pups wash ashore

THOUSANDS of dead seal pups have washed ashore on the coast of Namibia, a conservancy group has revealed. The pups were found at Pelican Point peninsula, a tourist destination known for its colony of seals and school of dolphins. Drone footage taken by Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) shows the coast dotted with more than 5,000 dead seal pups, the group said. "We are sitting at the cusp of a catastrophe. There are literally thousands of seal pups being born prematurely and dying almost immediately," it said in an Instagram post. It said previously some female seals had been observed to…
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