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Wed May 8, 2019, 09:12 AM

2 dead grey whales wash ashore, raising total to 13 in Wash. this year


EVERETT, Wash. -- Two dead grey whales were found washed ashore in the last two days, bringing the total to 13 this year alone in Washington state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

A dead grey whale washed ashore at Harborview Park in Everett Sunday, according to the Everett Police Department.

This makes the 13th grey whale to be stranded this year, compared to only three last year, Milstein said.

Total strandings for West Coast, including California, Oregon, and Washington state, totals 45 in 2019, compared to 25 in the same area all of last year.

A majority seem to not get enough food to make the journey back north, he added. These whales feed during the summer in the arctic and don't feed during their migration.

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Reply 2 dead grey whales wash ashore, raising total to 13 in Wash. this year (Original post)
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Wed May 8, 2019, 09:21 AM

1. Humans over fish the krill fishery for pet food and aquaculture sales,

which is major food source for gray whales, so this is the payoff to humans, beaches littered with dead gray whales.

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