NOAA: Vessel Collision Led to First U.S. North Atlantic Right Whale Death of 2020
NOAA Fisheries released its preliminary findings of the necropsy performed on a North Atlantic right whale calf which was spotted floating off the coast of New Jersey last week.
The necropsy revealed evidence of at least a pair of vessel collisions. The first wounds indicated a collision that happened several weeks before the whale’s death. However, a more recent vessel collision was found to be the likely cause of death as it happened shortly before the calf died...
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