CSI of the Sea: pollutants in our seas

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Please be aware that the evening featured graphic footage of a post-mortem being conducted in real time.  

Every year around 600 porpoises, dolphins and whales (collectively known as cetaceans) strand around the UK coast. Why do these strandings occur and what influence do marine pollutants have on these events? 

Following the success of a previous event at the Zoological Society of London, ‘CSI of the Sea’,  join us for a very special evening as we take you (via live video link) behind the scenes of ZSL for the opportunity to see a cetacean post-mortem, revealing the important work of the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP)

Hear from our experts and ask them your questions as we demonstrate how vital information is gathered and analysed, how the cause of death is determined, and what this unique research can tell us about the impact of man-made chemicals on cetaceans in UK waters.

The UK Cetaceans Strandings Investigation Programme is co-funded by Defra and the Devolved Governments in Scotland and Wales.  For more information about the programme please visit www.ukstrandings.org


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