Hundreds Of Dead Dolphins Washed Ashore On The French Coast

#dierenleed Hundreds of dead dolphins have washed ashore on the coast of France. According to a French marine mammalian monitoring group, many more animals are likely to be washed up. French marine scientists are shocked by the large numbers of dead dolphins washed up and the serious mutilations, writes Deutsche Welle.

The cause, most likely, is industrial fishing. The dolphins are accidentally caught in industrial fishing nets. According to activists, the gruesome mutilations and cuts are the result of fishermen cutting choking dolphins out of their nets to save their material. - Pelagis said Wednesday that the total number of dead animals is probably much larger because many do not reach the beach and sink to the ocean floor.

Last year alone, more than 11,000 dead dolphins were found on the French coast.