Since then, the toll has increased , and now totals 30 whales -- 11 fin whales, 14 humpbacks, one gray whale and four unidentified cetaceans, NOAA said Thursday. Journal of Coastal Research 5 ed. More science is needed to understand the impact of the disaster on wildlife, including sperm whales. Scientists are examining whether a dead sperm whale found floating 77 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon spill site was poisoned by the oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico since the rig exploded on April Views Read Edit View history. The local people along the beach have reacted to the deaths in a variety of ways. Body recovered for necropsy by Utrecht University.
Dead Sperm Whale Found in Gulf
Retrieved from " https: A prominent dorsal hump and seven distinct knuckles or crenulations extended posteriorly down the back. One whale was 20 m away from the others. Body recovered for necropsy. It will undergo a thorough necropsy, a rare chance for researchers to study a creature that rarely makes it so close to land.
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The story must be told. The detection report goes on to describe a large plume of smoke rising from the water, from the controlled burns used to stop the oil from reaching the shoreline. Indeed, Smullen said he was unable even to confirm whether the whale had even been exposed to BP oil, writing: As is protecting the population from ecological catastrophy that will destroy the food chain as well as the territory. We should have a unilateral whole world effort to clean this up. That information may never surface.
Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found. They were able to get the animal onto the beach and to perform a necropsy on the whale. Even though the whale's cause of death might not be known, the agency's statement said it was clear that the oil spill was a hazard to sperm whales, the only species of endangered whale that lives in the northern Gulf of Mexico. They also encounter offshore oil rigs, major shipping routes and potentially harmful toxicants. Indeed, Smullen said he was unable even to confirm whether the whale had even been exposed to BP oil, writing: That information may never surface.