Large Right Whale found dead near St. Augustine, FL after travelling to Miami -- Scientists trying to determine cause (VIDEO)


Biologists Study Right Whale in Crescent Beach, WJXX ABC 25, February 3, 2011:

First Coast News

The [2-year-old female right whale] was pulled up onto Crescent Beach by a boat after a Florida Fish and Wildlife team spotted it about 12 nautical miles off of Palm Coast.

The whale is estimated to be about 30 feet long and 15,500 lbs. The same whale was found entangled in a net in mid-December and again in mid-January, said Karrie Carnes, spokesperson for NOAA.

"We know it traveled south almost to Miami and back again," said Barb Zoodsma, a biologist on the team conducting the necropsy. Scientists are trying to determine the cause of death...

Commercial traffic was halted at the end of January when a right whale was found in a section of the St. Johns River.

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