NOAA Asks Public to Report Injured Whales

Photo source: ©© Mike Baird


Humpback whales are dying in unusually high numbers off of the Atlantic coast, from Maine to North Carolina, and the federal government is asking the public to report any more sightings of whales.

Federal officials reported last week that 41 whales have died in the past 15 months in what marine scientists coin an “unusual mortality event.” While there are theories for the deaths, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a solid explanation has not been found.

Officials said whales have been found with blunt-force injuries, possibly caused by collisions with ships…

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