Right Whale deaths

The federal fisheries department is investigating after the remains of two more endangered Right Whales washed ashore on the west coast of Newfoundland.

That brings the total of confirmed deaths to at least nine. One of the latest discoveries wasn’t counted in the total because it was among the ones previously spotted floating in the Gulf. Scientists are still working to determine the cause of the deaths but say it appears ship strikes account for some and entanglement in fishing gear in others.