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Games developers rally to help us end lockdown for whales and dolphins

Games developers rally to help us end lockdown for whales and dolphins

©️ Christopher Swann We are so pleased to announce that our recent games promotion with...
WDC and Special Effect bag incredible donation from GAME

WDC and Special Effect bag incredible donation from GAME

Photo by Scott Portelli The UK’s leading high street games retailer, GAME has donated over...
The Boys are back in town! Dynamite Comics’ Humble Bundle is extended for 2 more weeks

The Boys are back in town! Dynamite Comics’ Humble Bundle is extended for 2 more weeks

©️ Christopher Swann The recent Humble Comics Bundle from the publishers of comic book series,...
Rescuers try to persuade whales to leave loch ahead of military exercise

Rescuers try to persuade whales to leave loch ahead of military exercise

Northern bottlenose whale © https://www.facebook.com/SteveTruluckAtSea/ A rescue team and local volunteers are urgently working to...

Community in Canada advised not to eat beluga whale meat after woman dies

A community in Quebec, Canada have been advised by local officials not to eat beluga whale meat after a woman died and her daughter was taken seriously ill in Inukjuak.

Dr. Francoise Bouchard, the director of public health for the region, said both cases have been diagnosed as botulism.

“It is probably from beluga meat,” said Dr Bouchard. Tests confirming the source have been carried out the local community has been told to keep clear of the frozen, dried or cooked meat. 

Botulism can cause severe vomiting, difficulty breathing and swallowing and overall weakness. It can also lead to complete paralysis and death.

High levels of pollutants like mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and PFCs (perfluorinated compounds) from the world’s oceans also end up in sea mammals like whales and dolphins, and are eaten in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, parts of Siberia as well as Canada. 

Recently, Chief Physician at the Department of Occupational Medicine and Public Health in the Faroes reiterated warnings to the country’s population not to eat whale meat due to the risks of developing Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and other medical issues caused by the contaminants in the meat and blubber.

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