Saturday, August 22, 2015

Why have 30 whales died in a matter of months in the Gulf of Alaska? Federal probe is launched into the mysterious deaths

  • NOAA Fisheries declared the deaths an 'unusual mortality event
  • The deaths are about three times the historical average for the region
  • There is speculation the deaths could be due to harmful algal bloom toxins
  • Officials urged the public to report any sightings of dead whales

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