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Death at sea: speculation swirls over sonar

March 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Orca News

Journal of the San Juans Editor
MARCH 14, 2012 · UPDATED 3:55 PM

With a body of evidence still under scrutiny, local biologists remain guarded about whether the recent death of a 3-year-old killer whale is the result of unnatural causes.

But some local killer whale experts are drawing their own conclusions.

“It didn’t die of disease or starvation,” Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said of the young female killer whale, known as L112 at the center. “Clearly the animal was blown up.”

Read the full article here.

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