Whale hit by cruise ship found dead in Vancouver

Dead whale has washed up in Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. Canadian authorities who inspected the whale said it was struck by a cruise ship.

The whale was hit north of Vancouver Island by the cruise ship “The Seven Seas Navigator”, that was returning from Alaska.

John Ford, research scientist with FOC said - this is the third time since the 1990s that a fin whale has been found near Vancouver after being hit by a cruise ship,.

The Fisheries Department says the whale was up to 20 meters long, and was tied up to a dock before being towed away this morning for a necropsy that will be carried out this afternoon. Fin whales are the second largest whale in the world, after the blue whale.


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