MINKE WHALE WASHES ASHORE IN NOVA SCOTIA
Conservationists are hoping to determine what killed a minke whale that washed ashore in southern Nova Scotia. Amy Tudor of Mariner Cruises Whale and Seabird Tours says a fisherman spotted the whale near Tiverton Friday. She found the 7.5-metre whale on a rocky shoreline. Andrew Reid of the Marine Animal Response Society says some of the photos suggest there were abrasions that could have been caused by rope. He says there have been about 30 minke deaths along the East Coast.