ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says two more dead gray whales were found in Alaska, bringing the total to 12 just this year.
NOAA confirms 2 more dead gray whales in #Alaska. Total is now 12, after report Friday of a juvenile gray whale floating 10miles south of Egegik, in Bristol Bay; and Sunday, report of male gray whale on Sitkinak Is., east of Kodiak Is. No response planned. https://t.co/nXEev3tpDr pic.twitter.com/MPAZ8T9tBl— NOAA Fisheries AK (@NOAAFisheriesAK) June 24, 2019
NOAA officials say on Twitter they got a report of a juvenile gray whale floating 10 miles south of Egegik, in Bristol Bay, on Friday. Then Sunday it got word of a male gray whale on Sitkinak Island, east of Kodiak Island.
NOAA says it doesn't plan on taking any action at this time.
As reported earlier, scientists are still unsure of the exact cause of the die-off, but suspect it is related to disruptions in food availability.
Just last week two other whales were found, one on the outer coast of Kruzof Island, west of Sitka, and the other near Point Davis and Annette Island south of Ketchikan.
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