Seal die-off on Namibia coast ‘feels like a war zone’

Hundreds of Cape fur seals have washed up dead over the past few weeks on a stretch of Namibian coastline in the latest mass die-off of the semi-aquatic mammals.

“It truly feels like a warzone out there,” said Chelsea Kovalcsik, education field officer for the Namibian Dolphin Project. “And I don’t say that lightly because it’s just hundreds upon hundreds of dead seals littering these beaches … It’s been mentally and emotionally taxing.” 

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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