Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Local Humpback Hit By Boat

A humpback whale in Barkley Sound was spotted with deep gashes in its back which were probably caused by a boat propeller, according to this story. Nothing can be done to help the whale, but experts believe that the injuries are healing and this whale will recover.
Local kayak guide Kevin Bradshaw watched two other humpbacks swimming close to the injured one, and noted that other whales in the area have suffered similar injuries.
If you see marine mammals in distress, call the B.C. Marine Mammal Response Network at 1-800-465-4336

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