Preliminary Results From Right Whale Necropsy 'Inconclusive'
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the death of a North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence does not appear to be the result of a recent vessel strike or entanglement in fishing gear.
A necropsy was conducted Friday on the shores of Miscou Island in New Brunswick, and the government said the initial assessment was inconclusive.
The nine-year-old male known as "Wolverine" was towed there after his carcass was discovered in the Gulf on Tuesday.
The whale was in an area previously closed to fishing activity...
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