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Another dead right whale spotted in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Experts and the curious examining a dead North Atlantic right whale that was towed up onto a P.E.I. beach in 2017 so that a necropsy could be performed. - File Photo
A dead North Atlantic right whale was towed up onto a P.E.I. beach in 2017 so that a necropsy could be performed. - SaltWire file photo

For the second time this month, a dead North Atlantic right whale was spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

On June 20, during a Transport Canada aerial surveillance flight, Fisheries and Oceans Canada received a report of a dead North Atlantic right whale drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence northeast of the Magdalen Islands.

Fishery officers have located the whale and installed a satellite tag to track it.

They are currently assessing the recovery and necropsy options.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

During a Transport Canada aerial surveillance flight, Fisheries and Oceans Canada received a report of a dead North Atlantic right whale drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence north-east of the Magdalen Islands on June 20.

Fishery officers have located the whale and installed a satellite tag to track it.

They are currently assessing the recovery and necropsy options.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Earlier this month, a dead North Atlantic right whale was spotted drifting off Quebec’s Gaspé coast.

The whale was known to researchers as Wolverine.

The nine-year-old male was towed to a beach on Miscou Island in New Brunswick to be examined by specialists.

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