An­other dead right whale found in gulf

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

The fed­eral De­part­ment of Fish­eries has con­firmed that yet an­other North At­lantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In all, the car­casses of 10 of the en­dan­gered mam­mals have been found in the Gulf since June 7. The most re­cent find was re­ported Tues­day from the west coast of New­found­land, though it re­mains un­clear when the whale was first spot­ted. The de­part­ment is­sued a state­ment on Twit­ter say­ing the “un­prece­dented num­ber of right whale deaths is very con­cern­ing.” Four of the dead whales were found on the west coast of New­found­land, but the de­part­ment says two of them are not among the eight pre­vi­ously iden­ti­fied car­casses. North At­lantic right whales are crit­i­cally en­dan­gered, with only about 525 be­lieved to be alive.

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