New Brunswick, Nov 3 (Canadian-Media): A finding of a necropsy performed by the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society confirmed that the death of a 40-year-old male North Atlantic right whale found floating in U.S. waters was due to its entanglement in Canadian fishing gear, media reports said.
North Atlantic Right Whale. Image credit: biologicaldiversity.org
"When they did the necropsy they looked at where the wraps were, where marks were, and they seemed to line up pretty well with what they had seen in August," said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokesperson Jennifer Goebel.
In total eight whales have been found dead in Canadian waters in 2019.
Scientists estimate there are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left in existence with fewer than 100 breeding females.