Mysterious Mutilations of Large Sperm Whales in England.

“We have received a report that a number of whales, that were recently stranded and died on the East Yorkshire coast, have sadly been mutilated.”

— U. K. Humberside Police

 

Humberside Police investigating deliberate 'mutilation' of beached whale carcasses at Withernsea Humberside Police have confirmed they are investigating the illegal removal of body parts from the carcasses of five sperm whales which have beached at Withernsea.
One of five sperm whales found dead with body parts excised, reminiscent of worldwide bloodless cattle, horses and other animal mutilations. The location is the U. K.’s Withernsea north of London on the East Yorkshire coast of the North Sea, population 6,000. Local police are investigating the illegal removal of body parts from the whale carcasses beached at Withernsea. Image on December 28, 2020, by Rob Deaville, CSIP.
Withernsea, England image by Lighthouse Museum, August 2019.
Withernsea, England, has a population of 6,000 north of London on the East Yorkshire coast of the North Sea. Image by Lighthouse Museum, August 2019.

 

January 2, 2021  Withernsea, England – On December 28, 2020, the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme, CSIP, sent a team out to investigate the strange deaths of five male sperm whales found on the beach at Withernsea, England. Withernsea is a seaside resort town with a population of 6,000 in the East Riding of East Yorkshire on the North Sea. 

Withernsea, England, is a seaside resort town about 204 miles north of London in East Yorkshire on the North Sea.

Like the worldwide bloodless, trackless cattle and horse mutilations since the 1960s in which an ear, eye, tongue, jaw flesh, genitals and rectal tissue are cleanly excised, four of the sperm whale corpses had tissue deliberately removed from their mandibles – part of the jaw. Investigators include the Humberside Police and Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP), which have  collected tissue samples to learn more about the mysterious excisions.

The reddish-pink sites on the big sperm whale are where tissue has been excised in the mysterious mutilation. Image © 2021 by Rob Deaville, CSIP.
The reddish-pink sites on the big sperm whale are where tissue has been excised in the mysterious mutilations investigated and photographed on December 28, 2020. Image © by Rob Deaville, CSIP.

Anyone with information about the sperm whale mutilations can “call the Humberside Police non-emergency number:  101, Log 170 28 December 2020.”

Two of the whale bodies were found in a remote shore on Crown Estate land, which is not easy to reach. Authorities have warned the public to stay away from the rotting whale bodies that can spread diseases.

Two male sperm whale found in remote part of England's Withernsea beach on the North Sea dead and mutilated on December 28, 2020. Image by Rob Deaville, CSIP.
Two male sperm whale found in remote part of England’s Withernsea beach on the North Sea dead and mutilated on December 28, 2020. Image by Rob Deaville, CSIP.

As strange as the whale mutilations are, it is thought they started in Norway waters and some how ended up in the more shallow waters of the North Sea off Withernsea. Normally sperm whales would be in much deeper North Atlantic waters to feed on squid. Did the whales starve to death and float on to the beaches? Or were they killed and mutilated while still alive? 

 

Another Sperm Whale with Lower Jaw Removed Found in Australia

Jan. 3, 2021:  CSIP Marine Vets Try Autopsies of Decaying, Mutilated Sperm Whales:


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