Blue Whale Struck by Survey Vessel Washes Up Dead in Norther California

By JJ Duncan on
A 70-foot female blue whale that washed ashore near Fort Bragg, California, Wednesday is thought to have died after being struck by an ocean survey vessel. A massive example of the world's largest mammal washed up on a rocky beach just hours after a ship had reported striking a whale a few miles away. The beached whale had 2 large gashes in its back, but appeared to be in otherwise fine condition. Blue whales are currently on the endangered species list, but have enjoyed a comeback in...Read Full Story