Regulatory News

Thirty large whales were found dead this year, between May and August in the Gulf of Alaska. The number surprised experts and authorities because only five carcasses were found in the same period of 2014. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US government agency for climate and oceanographic issues, launched an investigation to ascertain the causes of mortality.

Eleven fin whales, 14 humpbacks, a gray whale, and 4 unidentified species were found dead. Among the hypotheses, scientists are investigating the possibility of the spread of an alga harmful to cetaceans.

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