Alaskan whales mass mortality event

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Mystery Surrounds ‘Unusual’ Death of 30 Large Whales in Alaska

Thirty large whales have died in the western Gulf of Alaska since May, now deemed an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The historical average for this time-frame is eight deaths, said Julie Speegle, a spokeswoman for NOAA in Alaska.

Speegle told ABC News today the “leading hypothesis at this point is that this was somehow caused by harmful algal bloom that’s spreading up the West Coast this year.”

  2 comments for “Alaskan whales mass mortality event

  1. Dana
    August 21, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    This is so sad.

  2. Tony
    August 23, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    I am THIS close to burning my homo sapiens membership card.

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