When whales wash ashore

There is only one population of North Atlantic Right whales left on Earth, and it can be found off our coastline every summer, building the fat stores necessary for a southern winter. Were fate kinder, their skin would be a smooth, dignified black, but sharing these waters with human beings has covered them with unseemly...

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Fifth right whale necropsy

A fifth necropsy took place on July 21 in Grand-Étang, Que. The right whale was first observed drifting on July 18. The preliminary results of the necropsy are inconclusive on the cause of death. According to veterinarians, the whale was in good condition, with no obvious signs of trauma or entanglement. The final and detailed...

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North Atlantic Right whale necropsy in Petit Étang

Following the report of a dead North Atlantic right whale on June 20, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been working with marine mammal response partners on the issue. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Cpl. Teather located the whale June 24 and is towing it toward Cape Breton. They are working with marine mammal experts...

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DFO concerned by deaths of endangered North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, NB – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with marine mammal experts, scientists, and fishery officers from across Atlantic Canada to determine what has caused the recent deaths of several rare North Atlantic Right whales in eastern Canada. At least five dead Right whales have been seen recently in the Gulf of St....

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