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In Norfolk, along the coast at Blakeney, Morston and Wells, 20 cases have been reported over the past year, with six during July. A handful of seal deaths go back to 2008.
Other have been found in Canada.
The fact that the carcasses have been found in areas so far apart from each other has baffled scientists and there are several working theories to explain the deaths.
A website blogger in Norfolk suggested that tidal turbines may have killed the seals but as there are no turbines near the site of the grim discoveries in Scotland, this theory has been scrapped.
The leading theory is that the seals have ended up in some kind of engine. The lacerations cannot have been inflicted by a traditional propeller which causes a distinctive 'chop' wound.
Scientists now think the seals must have been rotated against a blade inside some kind of cowling or a duct.
Many sea vessels now use propellers known as bow thrusters, which some people have thought may have caused the injuries.
However, research into this explanation is inconclusive as many more carcasses would be washing ashore around the world if this were the case.
Scientists are trying to work out whether similar machinery is located in the waters off Norfolk and St Andrews, as well as the Canadian site.
At the moment, all scientists can do is try to rule out theories in the hope of solving the mystery.
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My first thought, that came through on a gut feeling level, was that these deaths have something to do with underground/undersea bases, as well as more horrific and graphic signs from the planet to the rest of us that something global is very, very wrong, on numerous levels, and we will continue to experience these signs, and their aftermaths, until we collectively wake up . . . but whatever it is that's causing these deaths, I pray they find the cause, and the solution to prevent further deaths, very soon.