6 dead #whales found in Gulf of St. Lawrence, #Canada

A sixth dead North Atlantic right whale has been discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Thursday evening, hours after announcing heightened protective measures for the endangered species.

It’s the fourth whale carcass discovered in the past 48 hours. The sixth whale, which has yet to be identified, was found drifting off Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula during an aerial surveillance flight.

“We are currently assessing the recovery and necropsy options,” the federal agency said in a statement.

The latest discovery came less than a day after the fifth whale was discovered along Anticosti Island in Quebec.

Courtesy of cbc.ca

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