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Responding to a stranded minke whale

Published on: 05/31/2024
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two people investigate and sample a dead minke whale on the beachNCCOS scientists and partners have responded to a stranded minke whale just north of Charleston, South Carolina. The 28-foot female's death was declared an unusual mortality event. Since 2017, increased mortalities of minke whales have been observed in the North Atlantic from Maine through South Carolina. https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/nccos-scientists-assist-in-necropsy-of-deceased-minke-whale/

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