Whale deaths in Maine – 09/17/2005

  • November 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm #1013

    Whale deaths spur investigation


    PORTLAND, Maine Federal officials are organizing whale researchers to
    investigate reports of nearly two dozen whale deaths between Maine and
    Virginia this summer.

    The National Marine Fisheries Service says the dead whales were
    reported between July first and August 23rd in various locations along
    the northeastern U-S.

    They were identified as mostly minke and humpback whales. There were NO
    reported spottings of carcasses of the endangered North Atlantic right

    Katie Touhey (TOO’-ee) with the Cape Cod Stranding Network says
    researchers hope to determine the cause of deaths and if they are
    connected in any way.

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