Mysterious death of 9 whales off the coast of Norway #Whales #Norway

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Nine whales found dead off the coast of Norway, from unknown causes. They are four sperm whales and five humpback whales, which appeared lifeless in recent weeks in the north of the country, some on the island of Andøya.

It is not ruled out that it could be due to natural causes, but it is difficult to know, since Norway does not have a systematic plan to investigate such events, due to their high cost.

Local scientists try to discover what happened.

“The whale is a messenger about the health of the sea and what happens in the ecosystem,” said Kathrine Ryeng, a scientist and veterinarian at the Institute for Marine Research.

A cause of death already ruled out for these whales is that they have died from the ingestion of plastics.

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