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Official RSS - Fin, blue whales getting tangled in fishing gear in Gulf of St. Lawrence more often than thought: study


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Between 41 and 57 per cent of fin whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence are getting entangled in fishing gear, a problem previously identified mainly in right whales and humpbacks, according to new research that relied on drones. Scientists say the rates are higher than past estimates and likely comparable for blue whales as well.

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