Sexual Sealing

“On three separate occasions, a research team led by William A. Haddad and de Bruyn spotted young male seals sexually coercing what appeared to be healthy penguins of unknown gender.

‘This really made us sit up and take notice,’ said de Bruyn.” (

Being mounted by a seal would do that.


“It will probably never be known how the seal came to be some 20 miles inland from the mouth of the Mersey.” (

In an unrelated investigation, local police are seeking information about a string of bicycle thefts in the area.