Seal attack a first for Manx waters

Soaigh liorish raun yn chied er ayns mooir Vannin

Sheshaght ghiastyllagh ynnydoil feaysley folliaght

Ta Arrey Vannin er Whale as Doraid er n'gheddyn magh dy row ny va er-mayrn jeh perkin chadjin yn eiyrtys jeh soiagh liorish raun.

Dy anmagh 'sy vee shoh chaie, ren skimmee va jannoo towshan jeh bea varrey mooie veih Purt le Moirrey cheet er meeryn jeh lheiy pherkin.

Lurg myn-scrutaghey cowraghyn greim er y chrackan, va fotografyn currit da Claare y Reeriaght Unnaneysit Ronsaghey Mooirchooraghyn Cetaceanee, as v'ad shickyraghey dy row eh marrooit ec raun ghlass fyrryn.

Dooyrt Reireyder Roshtynys as Ynsee Jen Adams dy row ny va feddynit y chied er ayns mooir Vannin.

AS JEN ADAMS : Cha dod shin smooinaghtyn kiart ayns shen as ec y traa shen dy row eh dy shickyr soiagh liorish raun ghlass, er-yn-oyr nagh vel shin er chlashtyn my-e-chione monney roie. Ta fys ain dy vel tastey er ve currit da mygeayrt Nalbin, agh cha nel mish dy persoonagh dy feer er n'yeeaghyn er roie as ta feme er cur enn er ny caghlaaghyn scrabey veih feeackleyn y raun as reddyn. Cha nod mayd cur cheb er cho mennick ta shoh taghyrt mygeayrt Ellan Vannin. T'eh son shickyrys yn chied cheayrt rere nyn doiggalys dy vel tastey er ve currit da ayns shoh. Agh quoi ec ta fys ny ta taghyrt dy laaoil mooie ayns shen 'sy vooir dowin ghlass.


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Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch has determined the remains of a harbour porpoise were the result of a seal attack.

Late last month, crew surveying marine life off Port St Mary encountered fragments of a porpoise calf.   

After analysing bite marks on the skin, photographs were sent to the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme confirming it was killed by a grey bull seal.

Outreach and Education Manager Jen Adams said the finding is a first in Manx waters:
 

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