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US NOAA to investigate whale stranding as an “unusual mortality event”

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:12 UTC
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The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an “unusual mortality event,” triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause. An unusual mortality event is a stranding event that is unexpected, involves a significant die-off of a marine mammal population and demands immediate response. Read full article


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  • Voice

    Wonderful creatures...amazing to watch, the world does need to safeguard their existence...

    Aug 26th, 2015 - 02:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I have to agree. Seeing them up close in a small craft is a thrill. The 1,000th times is just as exciting as the 1st, for me anyway. And the sound of that blowhole is unmistakable.

    Aug 26th, 2015 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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