As you may remember from my post Gray Whale Stranding last year, large whale strandings require a lot help.
Over the weekend, in nearby Skagit county, 2 dead gray whales have washed ashore in separate locations. This area is covered by the CPSMMSN, and it looks as though some of our group from the WMMSN will head down to assist with the necropsies of these 2 marine mammals. Necropsies are done to try and determine cause of death and gather samples for scientific research. Unfortunately I can't be there today to help, but maybe for tomorrow.
In addition to those 2 stranding events, a group of transient orcas attacking a different gray whale was caught on tape by whale watchers. Here's some coverage from King 5 News (Seattle) on the event:
Wow! Pretty spectacular to see that kind of attack going on right here in the Puget Sound.
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