On Tuesday, BBC News' Day In Pictures
included a photo of a northern bottlenose whale, washed up dead on a beach in Southern England. (The bottlenose whale
is a member of the beaked whale family, Ziphidae, whereas the bottlenose dolphin
belongs to the dolphin family, Delphinidae. (Now I am singing to myself: "Ziphidae-do-dah, Del-phi-ni-dae!" Try it, the meter is perfect! (Er, now stop singing to look at the sad picture.)))
Now that you are distracted from my atrocious use of nested parens, consider the picture's caption:
It is thought it died of starvation due to a lack of squid.
That is so curious! Is there is a general lack of squid around England right now? Has anyone heard anything about this?