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Sadly, over the past few weeks, the bodies of six of these otherwise seemingly healthy whales were found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – an area where they’re afforded less protection because they haven’t been sighted there as often until recent years.

Following the discoveries, scientists quickly launched an effort to figure out what happened to them and finally announced some of their findings.

Although the final results of the necropsies performed won’t be available for a few weeks, they found so far that two males had suffered from blunt traumas that caused bruising and internal bleeding, which was likely from being hit by a ship, while the third, a female, had suffered from entanglement in fishing gear.

http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-right-whales-suffer-losses-that-threaten-their-future-survival.html

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