World Australian navy ship finds two dead whales as it berthed in San Diego
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Two dead whales were discovered when annaval ship berthed at a base in .
It is unclear how the whales were killed, but theand the Royal Australian Navy are cooperating with the to determine the cause of death.
“The Royal Australian Navy can confirm that as HMAS Sydney was berthing alongside Naval Base San Diego in California two deceased whales dislodged from her hull beneath the surface,” a statement from the Australian Department of Defense released Wednesday reads, according to the.
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“The US Navy and the Royal Australian Navy are cooperating with the NOAA Fisheries and other agencies to review the incident,” the statement continued. “The Navy takes marine mammal safety seriously and is disheartened this incident occurred.”
Blue, fin, humpback, and grayare the most vulnerable to getting hit by ships because “they migrate along the coast and many use areas along the coast for feeding, where they overlap with heavy shipping traffic," according to the NOAA Fisheries’s .
The NOAA has worked to change shipping lanes to protect whales that would otherwise be in harm’s way.
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