20 Jan 2023

‘Exceptionally unlikely’ dredging caused marine life death on North Yorkshire coast

Chief Correspondent

It’s not dredging, not toxins caused by pollution, not even an algae bloom. In fact, a report into the mass die offs of marine life on the North Yorkshire coast has been “unable to identify a single clear cause” for the deaths – although they did suggest a mystery pathogen might be to blame.

The inquiry was ordered after thousands of dead lobsters and crabs were washed ashore in the autumn of 2021.

Smaller die-offs have continued ever since. But it seems the experts are none the wiser