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Sperm whale carcass beached near Eldred Rock, jaw bone stolen

 

April 4, 2019

Researchers perform a necropsy on a sperm whale in Lynn Canal this week. This was the first sperm whale carcass found in Lynn Canal. Scientists believe the whale was killed by a large boat propeller. Photo courtesy of Julie Speegle.

For the first time on record, a sperm whale carcass was found in Lynn Canal.

This is the third time since 1990 that researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) could necropsy a sperm whale in Alaska. But before the...



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