58 gray whales have washed up dead from California to Alaska this year.
Most were malnourished.
Scientists say warming oceans and record drops in sea ice near Alaska, where they build up most of their fat, is affecting their entire food web. pic.twitter.com/dfm24gRO4g
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Alaska and the West Coast have been suffering through several cases of dead sea life, including gray whales and ice seals, including several cases in Alaskan waters. Here’s CNN with more:
That makes seven in Alaska and at least 75 total, in what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls an “unusual mortality event,” the station reports. …
NOAA said it received multiple reports of dead ice seals in southwest Norton Sound on Monday, including from a hunter who counted 18 seal carcasses along 11 miles of shore and dozens more on the coast of Stuart Island, Alaska.