The death of 30 whales along the western Gulf coast of Alaska has raised concerns for the federal agency JUNEAU, Alaska. The agency aims to investigate the cause that led to the death of these mammoth mammals. The death events are declared unusual phenomenon by the NOAA fisheries.
A hypothesis on the study of the dead whales reveals the rise of the population of the algal toxins. Evidence regarding the link of the harmful algal toxins with the death of this mammal is yet to be found.
Samples from 30 whales have been collected from the officials for the purpose of investigation. Teri Rowles, the coordinator for NOAA Fisheries’ marine mammal health and stranding response reported that this is probably the toughest region to investigate the death of the whales.
The bodies of the dead whales are often found floating in different regions, and it ‘s hard to access these bodies for examination purpose.
The officials of the district asked the people of the area to report for any more sightings of the dead mammals’. The concerned scientists and the researchers are looking at several factors that handle the death incidents occurring in this region of the world.
The evolution of the environment, historical information and the mortality of the creatures living in this area are the field researchers intend to expand their examination.
The agency is also planning to work with their volunteers in Canada, where reports on the dead of six large whales have been reported along the coast of British Columbia since May 2015.