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Investigating whale strandings

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ONE of largest recorded strandings of sperm whales in Europe offered an opportunity earlier this month for veterinary members of the Scottish Marine Stranding Scheme (SMASS) to help with investigations into the stranding.

Before the strandings in Lincolnshire this week, some 12 sperm whales stranded on the Wadden Islands, an archipelago off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. The SMASS team, coordinated by Andrew Brownlow of Scotland's Rural College, which …

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