30-foot young diseased humpback whale beaches near Vancouver and dies

June 15, 2012 VANCOUVERA 30-foot young humpback whale beached itself on a suburban Vancouver beach and died there. The midday tide rolls in as police move crowds of people back as they view an eight to ten meter long juvenile humpback whale which died shortly after washing up on the beach in White Rock near Vancouver, British Columbia, early morning June 12, 2012, despite the efforts of local people who tried to save it. The whale was scarred, covered in lice and open sores and appeared malnourished, likely too weak to fight the early morning incoming tides. -UPI
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22 Responses to 30-foot young diseased humpback whale beaches near Vancouver and dies

  1. Irene C says:

    I would really love to know what is killing these beautiful creatures. Pollution? Radiation? Or something we haven’t discovered yet? So sad.

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  2. Chanterelle19 says:

    According to our local newspapers, the juvenite humpback that died on the beach near Vancouver was tangled in a fishing net from tale to mouth and was severely malnourished. Researchers here are trying to determine where the net came from. I live on Vancouver Island.

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  3. Ellen Nicholas says:

    Breaks my heart. And I know this is just the beginning. There’s going to be so many terrible animal (and human) victims of pollution and Radiation and climate change. I pray to God for the courage to cope with what’s to come.

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  4. Jeff says:

    Well Irene one of the problems could be the sea lice which the article mentions. I live in this neck off the woods and there are numerous fish farms that lie within the Puget Sound Basin, they not only pollute heavily with the uneaten fish food and fish waste, but the crowded conditions in the pens create a huge problem for the local fish and whale population because the lice are just plain disastrous within the monoculture environment and spread to wild fish. They have also brought in disease which is threatening our local salmon species and the lice are probably vectors for disease. I’ve seen our wild fish population here plummet, its terrible.
    Yea, we spent about four hundred million tax dollars on a new waste water system for Seattle about fifteen years back and the fish pens pollute way more than the people now. Its not well known though because a senator from my state is a one of the owners so its all hush hush.
    Watch out for that farm raised salmon especially Atlantic salmon which are what we raise here for the most part.
    Kind regards to you Irene and a big thanks to you also Alvin
    God Bless

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  5. Deb says:

    The whale was wrapped in fishing line. He was weak and had sores up his back from dragging it around for who knows how long.

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  6. No says:

    It could just have been sick.

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  7. ONTHEMARK55 says:

    Lice,sores,disease,parasites, algae blumes, radiation, oil spills, garbage, sewage, low oxygen levels, high chemical levels(to numerous to mention),medical waste, Genocidal Species Harvesting. Has anyone “discovered” where all the waste from the Manhattan Project went? HMMMMMM…….LIONS,TIGERS, and BEARS, OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. LORD, please forgive us, we no not what we’re doing.

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    • pagan66 says:

      Problem is, we do know what we are doing & have known for decades & still, even after all the warnings & all the knowledge we have, we continue to rape, plunder & pollute this planet mercilessly. When you turn your back on Nature & deny the sacredness of Creation instead of giving thanks for Her bounties, & then stupidly & egotistically decide that you control everything, this is eventually what happens. Hasnt taken, & won’t take all that long really, Nature is showing herself vicious once thwarted.

      Peace

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      • ONTHEMARK55 says:

        Sad but true, and that’s the worst part of it. Well, at least we have each other at TEP! Peace to you and yours :)

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  8. Layla says:

    That poor creature. What a heartbreaking scene! :’-(

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  9. Jennie says:

    Such a beautiful creature. So sad.

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  10. Gwil says:

    I’ve just been reading on another website that a staggering 75% of Japan’s last haul of whale meat from the NW Pacific region remains unsold. I wonder why?

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  11. Julie says:

    I wonder how long a Whale can be tangle in a net before it dies as this one did? Could it be a net from Japan? That is just so so sad. A young whale thats even sadder. Thats the future!!! This world is going nuts. When you read all that going on with the climate it really makes you think. Looks like 2012 is living up to its reputation. Strange happenings!! Peace to all and God Bless us!!!!!!

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  12. Sarah says:

    To me this young whale is a poignant symbol for so much that is wrong with our oceans, and the fact that it was tangled in a net makes it even more so. The sad fact is that MILLIONS of marine mammals, turtles and seabirds are tangled and killed in nets every year. And thats not to mention bycatch of non target fish species,, PCB and chemical pollution, and plastic waste- look up “the great pacific garbage patch” if you want to be really humbled. The list is endless and sadly there is nowhere on the planet that is unaffected.
    Jeff is right the captive salmon are causing huge problems. Everything comes down to the almighty dollar as usual – well for now anyway.
    We are all a part of this and we each still have the power to make a difference in small ways in our lives. Educating yourself is a start.

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  13. darmp says:

    Its time for a reset. Mother Earth has been disposing its parasites for billions of years. Yes, we are the parasites now. God bless all

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  14. Joe says:

    The reset button is a natural occurance once a certain population threshold is reached, and the planet loses it’s ability to sustain life…in a healthy manner.

    I remember reading somewhere that there were 7 billion people in the world at the time of the great flood, and I believe we passed that mark last year. What is occurring is a natural progression towards a population reduction not instigated or controlled by tptb.

    All of our oceans are dying, and our waste products are hastening the process towards this end. The whale in the net is just one example. I wonder how many marine animals are dying that we don’t see?

    Just look at all the mass die offs we are witnessing! Everyday there is a new event!

    Water shortages, eq’s in strange places, storms of the century…

    All I can say is good luck and hold on.
    What pray tell is next?

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  15. liz towers says:

    sick, we deserve what we get….all of us are idiots, humans are the true animals……………..evilness in the flesh.

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