to connectVideoHumpback whales swimming in the Bay of San Francisco, which has experts worried
A humpback whale has its home in the state of California in the San Francisco Bay area for the past two weeks and it seems to be related to ill-health, the experts said.
In the adult animal, and that some whale watchers have earned the nickname “Allie,” it seems to be lean. It also has a bad skin condition, including a moderate amount of whale lice,” officials at the Marine Mammal Center, said.
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“It was in poor health and ended up in a very sheltered area of the water in the bay,” Bill, Here, as a representative of the new species research program, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Whether it was to feed or to rest, we don’t know. The condition of the skin was raw and damaged, indicating that it was in ill-health.”
Biologists believe Allie entered the bay in search of shelter from the harsh open-ocean waters. He is Keener/the Marine Mammal Center via AP)
The sickly-looking, the whale’s appearance comes in the midst of a special government inquiry into the deaths of more than 75 of the gray whale, which washed up on the beach on the west coast in the past few months. While many of these whales have appeared to be abnormally thin or weak, authorities told the Chronicle, it is not likely to be related to the Allie’s unusual presence in Alameda.
Biologists believe Allie entered the bay in search of shelter from the harsh open-ocean waters. The officials also said that the humpbacks feed in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge, where the water can be added as an anchovy. However, the animals rarely travel deep into the bay, and as an Allie.
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The biologists assessed as that of the whale, but did not find any external injuries, ” the Guardian reported. The officials said that they have not been able to determine, from the leviathan of the age and the gender.
The San Francisco Chronicle on Friday, the 14th of June, the humpback whale, is preserved in the bodies of water in the vicinity of the Alameda, and for more than two weeks. He is Keener/the Marine Mammal Center via AP)
John Calambokidis, senior research biologist for the nonprofit Cascadia Research Collective, told the Chronicle that the whales have made an extraordinary comeback from near-extinction. The estimated 20,000 humpback whales live in the area. The population surge could be taken into account for the spotting of whales in the area, ” he said.
In the meantime, Allie has not been seen in the San Francisco Bay area for a couple of days. Here it is told, the Character could find his way back to the sea.
When Allie’s extended stay in the bay area, it’s got a lot of public interest in whale-lovers, who have even set up a Facebook page for the giant mammals.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.