Keel bulb is embedded in side of whale

Another gruesome piece of Transat roadkill.

This report came today from Thiery Bouchard on the Class 40 Mistral Loisirs – Pole Sante ELIOR: ‘I have just run into a whale. The collision took place while I was down below eating. The bulb was embedded in the side of the whale. I went on deck immediately to see what was happening and I saw it in the middle of a pool of blood.’

This has been a bad fortnight for marine mammals in the North Atlantic. But it’s still nothing compared with the destruction we wreak in our cars. An estimated 1.2 million animals are killed on UK roads every year and around 100 human deaths result from collisions with them.