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More whale carcasses found in Gulf of Alaska

 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – More dead whales have been found in the Gulf of Alaska following the sightings of nine fin whale carcasses in late May and early June.

Fishermen, pilots and survey crews have reported five additional dead whales over the past several weeks, including four humpbacks and one fin whale, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.

One theory is that the whales died from a toxin related to warmth-induced algae blooms in the Gulf of Alaska waters, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne.

But scientists have tested a sample taken from the p...



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