Just outside of the village I noticed this rather surprising
"cache" of seals being stored under the water. The
one that had floated to the top with fins breaking the surface
is what attracted my attention to start with, so I walked over
to investigate to find that it was one of about 14 dead seals.
They were tied together it seemed by ropes threaded through
their noses and then attached to some form of anchor at the
bottom of the sea (about 3-4m deep here).
Even in the
summer the sea temperature is unlikely to rise above 2-4C so
at the lower level of a domestic refrigerator. A sensible
way to bulk store large perishable items, presumably as food
for the dogs.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
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