After the incident of the death of a two-year-old north Atlantic right whale, being sliced many times by a ship on the northern Florida coast, researchers have spotted, yet another, dead gray whale in Hood Canal.
Though the researchers have not yet confirmed on the cause of death, it may be just the repetition of another such tragic incidents that occur frequently going unnoticed.
According to the Kitsap Sun newspaper, John Calambokidis, a biologist with Cascade Research Collectives who led a necropsy said,
We couldn’t find any major external injuries that would suggest a cause of death.
To add to the suspicion, the spot where it was found dead is eventually just opposite the Navy submarine base at Bangor. The carcass was spotted by the area residents on the east side of Toandos Peninsula.
But, since the whale had been dead for at least a week and a half, Calambokidis said that the tissue samples taken for the necropsy to test for toxic chemicals and disease processes may yield little information.