Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated

Humpback whales have been dying in extraordinary numbers along the Eastern Seaboard since the beginning of last year. Marine biologists have a term for it — an “unusual mortality event” — but they have no firm idea why it is happening.

New York Times

Last updated on 30 April 2017

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Bycatch
Diseases
Species: 
Megaptera novaeangliae
Species group: 
Marine mammals