Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Monday, 19 December 2016

Another Palm Oil Alert on the Thanet coastline.



Since the that Autumn there have been reports of more palm oil coming ashore in a solidified form along the Thanet coastline. Palm oil is also hazardous to dogs . Members of the public are being asked to report any sightings to the local authority. Thanet district council 01843 577000.
In late November there were sightings at Sandwich and Pegwell Bay, I have a few samples of which I have a posted a photograph above. I have picked up a few quotes worth noting on the subject.
"Two incidents with dogs taken to vets known about since November. Samples have been taken for testing, so we should know exactly what types have washed ashore here. These lumps can wash ashore at any time, so please do keep your eyes peeled in case you see it wash up on our beaches over the festive holidays, & if so please report it directly to the local authority - eg Thanet Council: 01843 577000."
"Seems that these incidents may often originate from the flushing of a ship's bunkers - where they have transported oils/mineral fats (eg palm, coconut oil etc) that are transported around the world. Oil flushing has been successfully stopped over the last 2 decades - just hope that they can stop this too. "

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