22 Jul '11, 12am

Sea Shepherd Investigates Secret Underwater Pilot Whale Graveyard

Sea Shepherd Investigates Secret Underwater Pilot Whale Graveyard

Sea Shepherd Investigates Secret Underwater Pilot Whale Graveyard Sea Shepherd diver analyzes a pilot whale skull found at the site. Photo: Simon Ager Earlier today, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s crew aboard the fast interceptor vessel the Brigitte Bardot , investigated a massive underwater graveyard where pilot whale carcasses are discarded after grinds in Vestmanna and Leynar in the Faeroe Islands. The massive, secret underwater graveyard was first discovered during last year’s Operation Grind Stop campaign by Sea Shepherd France President Lamya Essemlali, currently onboard the Brigitte Bardot . "Many of the locals deny the existence of this dumping ground, but the images speak for themselves. Carcasses of pilot whales are dumped into a secret crevice between Vestmanna and Leynar where they can then be secretly swept out to sea," said Essemlali. Sea Shepherd divers...

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