Friday, May 31, 2019

Fourth dead gray whale to wash up in Alaska spotted on the Kenai Peninsula

Alaska Daily News: Tegan Hanlon, Madeline McGee
A gray whale has been found dead on the coast of the Kenai Peninsula near Clam Gulch, the fourth to wash up in Alaska so far this year.
A team of marine mammal biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration arrived Monday to conduct a necropsy on the whale, which was first spotted May 22 by a family fishing nearby for herring, said Julie Speegle, a spokeswoman for NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region.
The tide hasn’t yet abated enough to allow access to the whale, which Speegle said is only visible at low tide. Biologists believe it is a young male, she said.

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