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Tag: Gulf of Alaska

  • Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:12 UTC

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

    Since May 2015, 11 fin whales, 14 humpbacks, one gray whale and four unidentified cetaceans have stranded around islands of western Gulf of Alaska

    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.