7th Right Whale Death

For the seventh time in recent weeks, a North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The Marine Animal Response Society’s Tonya Wimmer says it’s not immediately clear what caused the death of the endangered whale.

She says the Canadian Coast Guard found the badly decomposed whale off the Magdalen Islands.

Six other such whales were found floating lifeless in roughly the same area last month, and tests have determined two may have been killed by ship strikes and the third was caught in fishing gear.