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13 dead #whales wash up this year in #WashingtonState, #USA

8.05.19 Dead Whales In USA

Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife towed a gray whale away from an Everett beach Tuesday evening, so scientists can do a necropsy to find out how it died.

It’s the 13th dead whale in to wash up on Washington state shores this year.

Scientists say the spike in gray whale deaths appears to be tied with malnourishment, but the drastic increase in the number of dead whales has marine biologists stumped.

Along the West Coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there are now 48 dead whales as of Tuesday that have washed up on shore. A normal year is just a few whales per state, per year.

The whale in Everett that washed up near Harborview Park had a stream of visitors on Tuesday. People were captivated by the whale, taking photos, and even touching it.

Courtesy of kiro7.com

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