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.
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.
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