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Canada: Montreal humpback whale found dead in St Lawrence river02:21

Canada: Montreal humpback whale found dead in St Lawrence river

Canada, Montreal
June 10, 2020 at 15:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

The body of a humpback whale was brought ashore after having been found drifting in the waters of St Lawrence River near Varennes, east of Montreal, on Wednesday.

Fishery experts dragged the carcass along the river and towed the dead whale to the Saint-Anne Wharf in Sorel, where a crane lifted the giant mammal from the water. Many gathered to wait for the whale body's arrival.

According to Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Network, the humpback whale is likely to be the same that had been spotted in Montreal's Old Port at the end of May.

It will now undergo a necropsy at the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal, where experts will determine whether a medical condition or a ship collision caused the marine mammal's death.

Canada: Montreal humpback whale found dead in St Lawrence river02:21
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The body of a humpback whale was brought ashore after having been found drifting in the waters of St Lawrence River near Varennes, east of Montreal, on Wednesday.

Fishery experts dragged the carcass along the river and towed the dead whale to the Saint-Anne Wharf in Sorel, where a crane lifted the giant mammal from the water. Many gathered to wait for the whale body's arrival.

According to Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Network, the humpback whale is likely to be the same that had been spotted in Montreal's Old Port at the end of May.

It will now undergo a necropsy at the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal, where experts will determine whether a medical condition or a ship collision caused the marine mammal's death.

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