Dead Whale Washed Up On A Beach On Mississippi Gulf Coast

Researchers are currently investigating the body of a critically endangered whale that washed up on a beach in Mississippi along the Gulf Coast.

The astonishing finding According to a report by WLOX-TV, stranding of a fin whale was reported for the very first time in Mississippi on Saturday. In the Gulf of Mexico, strandings of fin whales have been documented for just the fourth time since the year 2002.

The remains of an animal that washed up on the shore in Pass Christian will be analyzed by researchers from the non-profit Institute for Marine Mammal Studies as well as from other organizations.

The whale is around 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighs between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds, according to Dr. Moby Solangi, the head of the institute, who was speaking to the Gazebo Gazette (6,804 kilograms). It’s possible that a ship accidentally drove it ashore when it was passing by.

According to Solangi, the creature had most likely been ill before its corpse became entangled in a ship conduit.

Awaiting laboratory results will serve as the basis for the investigators’ conclusions regarding the cause of death.

Following a precipitous drop in population as a direct result of hunting, the fin whale was designated as an endangered species and given protection under the Marine Mammal Protection Act

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