Whale Seriously Injured In Shipstrike
Mar 14, 2007 11:32 pm US/Eastern
(WBZ) PROVINCETOWN An endangered North Atlantic right whale suffered deep cuts after it was struck by the propellor of a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Experts with the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies say the wound on the whale's right flank appears to be 12 feet long and 2-to-3 feet wide.
The whale was last spotted west of the Wood End Lighthouse off Provincetown.
The PCCS says shipstrikes are a leading cause of right whale deaths.
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