Strange Whale Mass Die-Off in Newfoundland – April 2014

It’s spring time in Newfoundland… But love is not everywhere!

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One of the nine blue whale carcasses found in southern Newfoundland – March and April 2014

Normally spring time is feeding and mating time. On the contrary, whales are dying in southern Newfoundland. It all started by the stranding of a sperm whale in Biscay Bay off the south coast of Newfoundland on Sunday, April 6, 2014. According to wildlife specialists, its death wasn’t caused by ice or underwater sounds. Here a video about this dead whale:

More alarming are the nine bodies of endangered blue whales found on the ice off the southwest coast of Newfoundland. According to scientists, the nine blue whales, found 40 nautical miles west of Cape Anguille, have been most probably crushed to death by ice. When you know that only 250 adult blue whales live in the northwest Atlantic Ocean (in comparison 5,000 to 10,000 live in the Pacific Ocean) than it’s alarming! Look at the terrifying footage of this blue whale entrapment event in the following video:

Moreover, residents of Newfoundland are towing and harvesting icebergs for their water. The melted water goes into making products such as Iceberg Vodka and Iceberg Beer! What is going on there?

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Towing an iceberg offshore Newfoundland. Photo: Imgur

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