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Scientists do Detective Work on a Dead Whale

Sadly, a dead Gray Whale was found washed up on a San Diego beach and towed to Fiesta Island. While spotting live whales is the main focus of our Whale Watching Cruises, a lot of important information can be gleaned from a dead whale. The necropsy being performed by  NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) can, hopefully, determine whether or not the cause of death is due to natural causes or from human impact such as entanglement in fishing gear, ocean debris, or a ship-strike. If  human caused, this information can be used to determine any trends and to help protect the wild population of Gray Whales.

https://www.10news.com/news/experts-examine-whale-on-san-diego-beach-to-determine-cause-of-death-032718