41 humpback whales have washed up dead during the past year, ‘unusual mortality event’ declared, along east coast of USA

A floating, deceased humpback whale carcass reported on July 5, 2016 at the mouth of the Delaware Bay.
NOAA Fisheries is declaring the recent deaths of 41 humpback whales from 2016 through present from Maine to North Carolina to be an unusual mortality event, triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause.
Courtesy of noaa.gov
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