Seal in the sea off Tokashiki Island found dead
June 29, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo
A seal that appeared in the sea near Tokashiki Island on June 24 was found dead in a puddle of water between rocks in the southernmost part of the island on June 28. The body was moved to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu to examine the cause of death by autopsy on June 29.
A reporter who visited the island with a taxi driver discovered the body floating on the surface of the water at around 8:30 a.m. on June 28, and reported it to the Tokashiki Fishery Cooperative. After that, the body was removed to the fishery cooperatives’ temporary freezer. There were wounds including teeth marks on the side of the body.
(English translation by T&CT)
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