- VANCOUVER - Researchers
faced with more dead grey whales on the shore of Washington are trying
to determine whether the problem is too many whales or too little food.
- They say many of the whales died with low body fat, indicating
they probably starved to death.
- More than 150 dead grey whales have been found along
the Pacific Coast this year, including seven in British Columbia, and 24
- When the seventh whale was found in B.C. in early June
a Vancouver Aquarium veterinarian said the deaths may be caused by more
than one factor. And more whales could have come ashore this year because
of extra stormy weather last winter.
- Normally, for every whale found dead, it's estimated
there may be 10 or 20 others that never wash up on shore.
- All of the whales have been found during the species'
annual migration north from Mexico