Minke whale dies in fishing gear

By July 18, 2017 No Comments

Minke Whale (c) Hebridean Whale and Dolphin TrustA female minke whale died after becoming entangled in fishing gear off Scotland’s west coast. Her tail fluke is believed to have become tangled in a creel rope off the Isle of Mull. The minke, who was healthy at the time of her death, was one of a number of whales seen around the island in recent weeks.

Scientists at the Inverness-based Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme were able to confirm from tissue samples and photographs the entanglement was the “most likely” cause of its death.

Photo Credit: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust
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