Rare whale calf found dead; boat strike could be responsible

BOSTON (AP) — A rare North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Cape Cod had injuries consistent with being hit by a boat or ship, but a necropsy is being conducted to pin down the exact cause of death, authorities said Friday. The calf, one of just 14 confirmed North Atlantic right whale births...


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