23 Jun '15, 5pm

Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

In just the last month, nine fin whale carcasses have been discovered in Alaska, and no one knows what is killing them. The endangered fin whales’ numbers hover in the tens of thousands, so any die off is significant, but since May of this year, nine dead fin whales have been discovered in the water between Kodiak and Unimak Pass, and there is no obvious cause. Kate Wynne, a marine mammal specialist at the University of Alaska said that the event seems to have occurred around Memorial Day weekend and is surprising since it’s rare to spot more than one fin whale carcass every couple of years.

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