Actress Joanna Lumley is calling for Second World War bombs found in British waters to be burned out rather than detonated for the sake of whales and dolphins. The film star and activist has teamed up with marine conservation charities to call for a change in how unexploded war munitions found during the construction of wind farms are disposed of. In 2011, at the Kyle of Durness in Sutherland, 39 long-finned pilot whales entered the bay at high tide and became stranded, with 19 eventually dying. A Government report found that nearby bomb disposal operations in the days leading up to the tragedy were “the only external event with the potential to cause” the whale strandings.
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