Out Of The Depths: The Blue Whale Story

Out Of The Depths: The Blue Whale Story

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Here is the background story:

In 2014, 9 blue whales were trapped and died on the coast of Newfoundland. Their loss represents about 3% of the Northwest Atlantic’s blue whale population; in Canada that’s almost equivalent to the human population of Saskatchewan. Blue whales usually sink when they die, but in an unusual occurrence two of the blue whales washed ashore in Trout River and Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, offering an unprecedented opportunity for research.

A team of researchers and staff from the ROM salvaged one of the whales, preserved its bone and its heart, which was a first time internationally.